West Travel Club
Anyone will tell you the best way to become a travel writer is to travel and then write about it. But that’s only half the story.
Whether you’re a beginning or experienced travel writer, Will Yeoman will help extend your skills and knowledge by learning the secrets of the trade from the best in the business.
**Places are limited, Max 10 per session**
**Places are limited - Max 10 per session**
2021 Travel Writing Workshop Summer-Autumn Program: Learning from the Masters
Anyone will tell you the best way to become a travel writer is to travel and then write about it. But that’s only half the story. If you want to become a really good travel writer, you not only need to read the acknowledged masters of the genre; you have to figure out how they do it, and then imitate them. Because copying someone else’s style is the surest way to discover your own voice. Paradoxical, maybe. But true.
These sessions are for beginning through to advanced writers wishing to extend their travel writing skills and expand their knowledge and appreciation of the travel writing literature. No prior knowledge of the texts, or of grammar or literary theory, is assumed, and all technical terms will be explained.
WHAT: Each of the four sessions will focus on the close reading of a single text by one of the recognised masters of travel writing, followed by exercises based on selected passages. The texts are:
- January 6th: Isolation by Stephen Scourfield
- February 10th: Travels with Myself and Another: Five Journeys from Hell by Martha Gellhorn **POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY**
- March 3rd: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
- April 7th: Perseus in the Wind by Freya Stark
HOW: Each intensive 3-hour workshop (includes 20-minute tea break) comprises:
- Readings and Commentary (main text)
- Writing exercises
- Readings and Commentary (participants’ texts)
- General Questions
WHEN: 6pm - 9pm the first Wednesday of every month from January-April 2021. (January 6th, February 10th, March 3rd, April 7th)
WHERE: Seven West Media, Newspaper House, 50 Hasler Rd, Osborne Park.
COST: Price is $59 for registered members and $49 for Gold members per session and includes tea/coffee/light snacks. (If you want to book all 4 sessions as a bundle for 10% discount, call 1800 429 000).
FACILITATOR: Before joining the Travel team, travel journalist Will Yeoman was Literary Editor and Senior Arts Writer at The West Australian. He is also a former director of Perth Festival Writers Week and New Norcia Writers Festival. As a music critic, he is a regular contributor to Gramophone and Limelight music magazines. He has also written booklet essays for all the major classical music labels, including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos.
Seven West Media, Newspaper House
50 Hasler Road
Osborne Park WA 6017
1800 429 000
There is a visitor car park out the front and also free parking across the road from Newspaper House.
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