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"I am walking away from this course with much more than I would have imagined and a hunger to continue travel writing."
- M'Daya Meliani
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"I learned about the ins and outs of travel writing. I also picked up helpful ideas, refined my editing skills, and learned a great deal about other people's interests as readers of travel literature."
- Heather Sulzen
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"I like the fact that the class covered every aspect of travel writing. The class for me was quite thought provoking and eye-opening."
- Christina Pouliopoulos
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Travel Writing
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Travel writing lets us traverse the world on paper or screen, journeying everywhere from the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam to the brilliant-white beaches of Zanzibar.  Reading of travel can provide the inspiration and information to set us in motion or it can transport foreign locales right into our homes.

Travel writing requires you to pack along a sense of adventure, a journalist’s eye, and a storyteller’s flair.  In our courses, you will learn about the full spectrum of travel writing—articles, memoir, essay, blogs, guidebooks—as well as such writing craft elements as description, structure, voice, and angles. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write about places near or far, we’ll show you how to turn the world into words.

Interested in Advanced Travel Writing?
What if you want to continue with travel writing? If you're working on travel-related memoir (book-length or short pieces), take Memoir I or II. If you're working on travel-related articles, take Article I or II.



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Level I
Travel Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of travel writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two travel pieces or begin a book
  • Lectures on basics of travel writing craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique

Travel I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

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(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 22* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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