Writing Life Stories Inspired by Travel

WRITING X 461.4E

Turn your memories of travel into powerful explorations of emotional and intellectual journeys.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Read and discuss writing by published authors to help you understand what makes powerful storytelling
  • Learn the elements of crafting powerful stories from your lived expriences
  • Develop at least one travel-informed story and a query letter to pitch it to publications
  • Give and receive feedback on works in progress

About this course:

"American travel writing is about trying to find the light," says the global journalist and author Pico Iyer. Of course, he's not just talking about the light we see when we gaze at a Greek island sunset, a Mt. Fuji sunrise, or a full moon over the Aztecan pyramids. He's talking about revelation. When we travel we often feel fully alive--engaged in a three-dimensional exploration in which we find a sense of freedom, humanity, and our true selves again. Such experiences can make for insightful, compelling narratives, set as they often are against dazzling and surprising landscapes. Indeed, the best travel writing examines the trip to find the journey. To that end, this course helps you explore and capture on paper some of the moments when you have been profoundly moved--even transformed--by an adventure you've had in a far-flung locale. Each week, you read and critique excerpts of the best travel writing, write from prompts, and discuss the craft and how to place your stories in online and print publications. By the end of the course, you will have written as much as a 2,000-word travel story and a query letter that you can then send out to publications of your choice.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Alison Singh Gee
377557
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 27, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Best American Travel Writing 2020 by Jason Wilson (Editor) and Robert Macfarlane (Editor)
Schedule
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Wed Jan 13, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 27, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 24, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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