Using published travel narratives as frames for discussion, this class examines the art of travel writing and helps budding writers to understand the process of gathering research on the road, turning their travel journals and memories into crafted works, and eventually pitching their writing for publication.
What will you learn in this course?
What will you do in class?
What topics will be covered?
Each class session involves readings, discussion, and writing exercises to encourage spontaneity and passion in your storytelling. Over the course of five weeks, we will workshop a 3-5 page travel essay written by each student. All students will be expected to read the essays of the other students in the class and offer constructive feedback on what is working well and what could use more development. Likewise, you will have the opportunity to be “workshopped” and will receive feedback to help you strengthen your writing and create a revised piece of work.
Suggested readings or links to other content
Reading materials will be provided to you. See syllabus for additional suggestions and resources