Posted by deborahmclaren on October 27, 2008
Have you ever wanted to write about one of your unique travel experiences?
Are you know an avid traveler with stories to share? Would you like to get
published? Then take the 6-week Alternative Travel Writing Class at the
Loft. We meet every Thursday from 5-7.
Please let your friends know about the class.
Alternative Travel Writing
Instructor: Deborah McLaren
Class: M52-2, 6 Week Class, Fall 2008
Date(s): Thursdays, October 30–December 11 (no class November 27)
Time(s): 5:00–7:00 pm
Learn what it takes to be an alternative travel writer, from pre-trip
research and note taking to selective observation. Discuss story ideas,
create structure for your story, and turn recollections into a draft
travel piece. Be prepared to write in class: choose a past trip or new
local destination for your topic; and bring notes, travel guidebooks,
photos, postcards, journals, promotion material, clippings, and any other
source materials. Be prepared to discuss ethics in travel writing as well
as various forms of “alternative travel,” such as ecotourism,
voluntourism, cross-cultural exchanges, or off-the-beaten-path. The class
is fast-paced, with lots of reporting, writing on firsthand experience,
and revision. Each student can expect to produce a draft article and a
query letter by the end of the course.
25% presentation/lecture—25% writing exercises/in-class writing—20%
sharing student work—10% discussion of readings—10% reviewing published
travel writing—10% publishing information
View current scholarship information Scholarships are available for this
course: Full, Partial
Instructor Information: Deborah McLaren
View current sliding fee scale This class uses a sliding fee scale. Please
proceed to checkout to determine final fee.
The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55415
612-215-2575/main, 612-215-2576/fax, email@example.com, www.loft.org
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Posted by deborahmclaren on October 8, 2008
Last week I joined people from across the US in Couere D’Alene, Idaho for the AIANTA conference 2008 “Tribal Tourism: Culture and Commerece.” For more information about AITANTA go to http://www.aianta.org. I joined Kathy Aplan, the Director of Oglala Lakota College’s TV Production Program (unfortunately Juanita Lindsay of White Earth Land Recovery Project was unable to join us) to give a presenation about “How We Tell Our Stories: New Media, Technologies, Tourism and more.” You can download a copy of the power point presentation from this weblog.
Having problems? You can also download this file from slideshare! Go to
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