One Day Travel Writing Workshop - July 11th 2015

This travel writing workshop is aimed at beginners without professional writing experience, as well as journalists and writers who wish to enter travel writing. Content is practical and designed to get you into print. The workshop is fun and interactive, geared towards dealing with all of your queries. During the day you will be helped to write a publishable travel feature, with feedback available on your draft. The workshop is a one day event - but do bear in mind that free unlimited back-up and coaching is available after the day itself.

The travel writing workshop leader is Peter Carty. Peter writes for The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, Esquire and numerous other publications.  He has broadcast travelogues for the BBC.

The travel writing workshop fee is £115, including unlimited free follow-up coaching and support. The workshop will take place on Saturday July 11th 2015.

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Workshop Location

The travel writing workshop will be held in central London at the Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, W1.

The Indian YMCA is near Euston and King's Cross mainline stations, and close to Warren Street, Goodge Street and Euston Square tube stations.

Workshop Timing

The workshop runs from 10.00am to 5.30pm, including breaks for tea and coffee, and lunch. The workshop includes coverage of the following areas:

workshop content

  • 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
  • Plus the unlimited post-workshop feedback and support

An important part of the workshop is follow-up coaching and feedback on your travel writing:

After the workshop

In the weeks and months after the workshop Peter will give you as much coaching and feedback as you need. This open-ended facility is extremely useful and very unusual - it is not normally a feature of travel writing courses (or any other type of short course, in fact).

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“Since coming on the travel writing workshop I have started to be published in a range of national newspapers and magazines. Peter’s editing help with my drafts has been invaluable.”
— Leah McLennan