Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Travel writing, food writing and wine writing are some of the most appealing genres of nonfiction, calling on all of an author's skills-dramatic scenes, character sketches, concrete detail, point of view, scene by scene construction-to compose compelling, engaging travel narratives. This six-day intensive travel writing class will introduce you to essential techniques of travel, food and wine writing and give you expert, insider advice about how to submit and publish finished travel stories.

In addition to learning these skills, you'll dine at outstanding restaurants, visit some of the world's best wineries, and explore fascinating historic sights. You'll enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours unavailable to the general public. Best of all, you'll receive up-to-date story ideas from local industry experts that you can turn into finished travel, food and wine stories by the end of the course and submit to newspapers and magazines for publication.

The six-day (May 24 - 30) travel writing class will take place in Montalcino, one of the most beautiful medieval hill towns in Italy, and the epicenter of the nation's new wine and food scene. The cost will be US$2600 per person, including accommodations and most meals. (Single supplement, US$450 per person) Plane fare, transit to and from Montalcino and some meals extra (see itinerary on www.thewritersworkshop.net/travel.)

To enroll, please send Nicholas O'Connell a non-refundable deposit of US$800 to 201 Newell St., Seattle, WA 98109. Enrollment is limited to 10. For more information, please contact Nicholas O'Connell, 206-284-7121, nick@thewritersworkshop.net, www.thewritersworkshop.net/travel.

Nicholas O'Connell
The Writer's Workshop

1 comment:

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