About the Travel Writing Evening Class

 

About The Travel Writing Evening Class

The travel writing evening class is an alternative to the one-day workshop. Over four evenings you will learn everything you need to know to get started as a travel writer. The evening class includes the same post-course support as the travel writing workshop. You will receive unlimited individual advice and coaching after the evening classes finish for as long as you need it. This facility is not normally available from an evening class or any other type of short course.

The travel writing evening class leader is Peter Carty.

The travel writing evening class fee is £125, including unlimited post-course advice and coaching. The fee can be kept this low because you are dealing directly with Peter and there is no middle-man or institution involved. Also, there is no padding out with unnecessary extra sessions: the four evenings plus the unlimited post-course support are definitely all you need to get under way.

Travel Writing Evening Class Dates And Duration

The travel writing evening class takes place over four evenings. Classes run from 7pm to 9pm. The next evening class will start on Wednesday January 31st 2018 and continue over the next three Wednesdays: Feb  7th, Feb 14th and Feb 21st.

For information on future evening classes please email: travelwshop@gmail.com

At the short Travel Writing Evening Class in London
 
A session at the short Travel Writing Evening Class in London

Travel Writing Evening Class Location

The travel writing evening classes are held in central London at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1. The Centre is part of the historic former Guardian premises in Farringdon Road. The nearest tube stations are Farringdon, Barbican and Holborn and the Centre is also near Farringdon overground station.

Travel Writing Evening Class Content

The travel writing evening classes last from 7pm to 9pm, including a tea and coffee break. The evening class is fun and interactive, geared towards dealing with all of your queries. During the classes you will be helped to write a publishable travel feature, with feedback on your draft.

The timetable is set out below. Classes include coverage of the following areas:

  • Selecting the best travel subject matter for publication
  • The secrets of professional research skills for travel writers
  • Effective ways to improve your travel writing prose
  • How to give your travel features a satisfying structure
  • How to get your first travel features published
  • The secrets of pitching features successfully to travel editors
  • Travel writing for the internet and how to blog profitably
  • Getting your trips sponsored by tourist boards, travel companies and airlines
  • How to develop your travel writing career

Travel Writing Evening Class Timetable

First Evening

  • Introduction and administrative matters
  • How To Write Publishable Travel Feature Articles, Part One
  • Professional research resources and skills for travel writers
  • Use of language and style: Developing your travel writing prose

Second Evening

  • How To Write Travel Features, Part Two
  • The components of travel features and their underlying ideas
  • Giving your travel features a satisfying structure
  • Case study: Researching and writing a publishable travel feature, with guidance and feedback

Third Evening

Getting Your Travel Writing Into Print, Part One

  • How to get your first travel features published

  • Selecting the best subject matter for publication

  • How to pitch successfully to travel editors

  • How travel editors choose articles for publication

Final Evening

Getting Your Travel Writing Into Print, Part Two

  • More tips on marketing and selling your travel features                            
  • How the travel writing industry works and getting your trips sponsored
  • Travel writing for the internet and how to blog profitably

Feedback on your travel feature assignment

  • Next steps:  Advice on making your way in travel writing and journalism 

End of travel writing evening class:

  • Followed by post-course individual support and feedback