Past Classes and Seminars
Seminar: Travel Writing
THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL. IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED US BEFORE 11AM ON THURSDAY, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
Instructor: Jay Kauffmann
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members
Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 9:00am-1:00pm
Learn to write compelling and engaging travel narratives (personal essays, articles or memoir pieces) which combine the eye of a journalist with the flair of a story teller. There will be in-class readings (Theroux, Chatwin, Iyer, etc.) and exercises that address pertinent craft issues, and we will explore the essential elements of travel writing, such as sensory imagery, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, scene development, character sketches, and concrete detail. We will also discuss the practical matters of how to submit stories for publication.
Jay Kauffmann holds an MFA from Vermont College and has taught at Randolph College, Vermont College, and Göteborgs Stadsbibliotek. Nominee for Best New American Voices 2009 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize, he has new work out in Storyglossia, The Writer’s Chronicle, Lumina, upstreet, and Mid-American Review.