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SUMMER CREATIVE NONFICTION SERIES: Turning Your Trips into Tales – The Art of Travel Writing with Suzanne Roberts

$45.00

We’ll discuss the different kinds of travel writing, how to craft an effective travel piece, and opportunities for publication.

Start Date

August 5

Class Times

12pm – 1pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Friday

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$45

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Fridays at lunchtime 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.

About Suzanne Roberts

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties, the award-winning travel essay collection Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, and the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four books 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, and elsewhere. She holds a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno, teaches for the low residency MFA at Sierra Nevada University and currently splits her time between South Lake Tahoe, California and a down-by-the-river van named Shrek.