Travel writing lets us traverse the world on page or screen, journeying everywhere from the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam to the brilliant-white beaches of Zanzibar. Reading about travel can provide the inspiration and information to set us in motion, or it can transport foreign locales right into our homes. Spin the globe to anyplace you like.
Travel writing requires you to pack along a sense of adventure, a journalist’s eye, and a storyteller’s flair. Here you will learn about the full spectrum of travel writing—articles, memoir, essay, blogs, guidebooks—as well as writing craft and how 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.
Gotham only offers Travel Writing at Level I. After that, if you want to continue working on travel pieces, you have these options:
Memoir I or II – for travel-related memoirs
Essay & Opinion I or II – for travel-related essays and reviews
Article I or II – for travel-related articles
One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation
This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of travel writing gets you writing a short piece (or two) or a book. Course components:
Travel Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.
NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.
Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.
Travel Writing Intensive topics include: travel articles, travel memoir/essay, angles, description, getting published.