Wanderlust: Travel Writing with Kerry Featherstone
February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 17, 2018
Wanderlust: Travel Writing in Four Workshops
If you love to travel and love to write, travel writing can be the perfect marriage. What better excuse to get out on the open road or visit some far-off place you’ve been daydreaming of? This short course will introduce techniques and approaches for writing short travel pieces and planning longer work: we’ll look at some examples, and do practical writing exercises based on your experiences of travel. Kerry will also discuss options for publishing work online and in print, with tips and advice you can try out in the workshops and make use of in future projects.
Workshop schedule as follows:
1] In this workshop, we’ll discuss different kinds of travel writing and what kind of travel writer you might be. We’ll start shaping a short piece, thinking about a range of features that you might include.
2] The second workshop will build on the first by looking at how we can make travel writing feel authentic and believable, through a range of interesting techniques. And we’ll do some detective work…
3] Moving on from these techniques, in the third workshop we’ll look at the shape of longer narratives, and how you might plan a book-length piece of travel writing. Again we’ll start with some examples, and then move onto exercises designed to help you grab the reader.
4] After a couple of weeks to do some thinking and writing, this session will be a chance to hear what everyone has been writing, to share your work and receive useful comments and advice. I’m already looking forward to it.
Dates: Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, (two-week break), Mar 17
Kerry Featherstone lectures in Creative Writing at Loughborough University, where he has run the MA in Creative Writing for the last nine years. He is interested in writing about landscape and memory: travel poetry features among his published work, which has appeared in a range of publications in print and online. His first collection will be published by Eyewear in 2018. Kerry’s PhD at Nottingham Trent University was on the travel writer and novelist Bruce Chatwin, and he is interested in the relationship between non-fiction and fiction. He is an experienced and adaptable workshop leader having worked with all age-ranges and levels of experience in the past.
£30pp (NWS members) £45pp (non-members)
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