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Creative Nonfiction Series: Turning Your Trips into Tales – The Art of Travel Writing with Suzanne Roberts

$65.00 · August 20

Have you ever wondered how to become a travel writer? If so, this generative workshop will help you write about your journeys and adventures, past and future.

Start Date

August 20

Day(s) of the Week

Tuesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Tuesday evenings designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.


Have you ever wondered how to become a travel writer? If so, this generative workshop will help you write about your journeys and adventures, past and future. We’ll discuss the different kinds of travel writing, how to craft an effective travel piece, and opportunities for publication. Topics covered will include keeping a travel journal; research and audience; concrete detail and sense in setting; the use of effective dialogue and narrative voice; and the development of action and arc in longform travel narratives.


This class will include:

  • In-class peer feedback
  • In-class verbal instructor feedback
  • Optional sharing of student work in class
  • In-class writing exercises
  • Generative exercises
  • Editorial/revising strategies and exercises
  • Drafting/planning exercises
  • Class discussion

About Suzanne Roberts



Suzanne Roberts is the author of Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties (Longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay),​ Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (North American Travel Journalists Association 2020 Bronze Award for a Travel Book), and Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award and published in a new edition in 2023), as well as four collections of poems. Named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic's Traveler, Suzanne's work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and included in The Best Women's Travel Writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, The Normal School, River Teeth, and elsewhere. She holds a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno and lives in South Lake Tahoe, California. She's currently under contract for a craft book based on her Substack newsletter 52 Writing Prompts and is also at work on a novel.