Learn about travel writing

how become travel writer

On Sunday, 1st June, the University of Leeds School of English is organising ‘How to Become a Travel Writer’, a one-day, practice-based workshop for anyone interested in learning the business and craft of travel writing.

Held from 9am to 5pm, the information-packed day will include masterclasses, lectures and roundtables with editors, publishers, writers and PR representatives from Lonely Planet Magazine, Bradt Publishers, Polarworld Publishing and Inntravel, among others.

Some of the topics that will be covered over the course of the day include: how to pitch travel articles to magazines, newspapers and travel blogs; how to pen narrative non-fiction out of travel experiences; how to effectively liaise with PRs and tourist boards; and how to negotiate the rapidly changing landscape of media and journalism. The day will offer a solid primer on how the travel writing industry works today, and will offer a step-by-step process for how to start getting published as a travel writer.

The workshop fee of £80 (£50 concession for students) includes all lectures, course materials and refreshments. Specific schedule information about the event can be found here

.Readers can also book online directly

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.

For any specific questions about the workshop or schedule, please email r.norum@leeds.ac.uk.

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