Travel Writing with Kerry Featherstone
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Travel Writing in Four Workshops
This series of workshops will introduce some key issues in travel writing: we’ll look at some examples, and do practical writing exercises based on your experiences of travel – real or imagined.
- In this workshop, we’ll talk about the range of travel writing, your experience of reading it, and your opinions. We’ll look at some contrasting examples, and then start writing – from experience and imagination.
- 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…
- Travel is a theme in a lot of writing, not just travel writing. In this workshop we’ll look at travel poetry, and how description of travel might be used in other pieces of writing.
- 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 of workshops: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, (one week break), Oct 3.
About Kerry Featherstone
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 workshop leader, and has worked with all age-ranges and levels of experience.
Tickets: £40 NWS members, £60 for non-members. Please use the Paypal button below to book onto this course. You’ll receive an receipt via email from Paypal which we ask you to accept as confirmation of your booking. We will email you a few days before the course starts with a reminder and any additional info.