Alternative Travel Writing Class
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