“Tell me all about your trip!” It’s a request that follows travelers as they head out into the world, and one of the first things they hear when they return. When we leave our homes to explore the wider world, we feel compelled to capture the experiences and bring the story home. But for those who don’t think of themselves as writers, putting experiences into words and framing an encounter with a new place and culture can often be daunting.
Join us for this workshop meant for travelers of all backgrounds and writing levels: a retiree realizing a dream of seeing China; a student embarking on overseas study; the professional traveling abroad for work; a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. Chilson and Mulcahy have developed indispensible practical advice and adaptable exercises to help travelers hone their observational skills, conduct research and interviews, choose an appropriate literary form, and incorporate photos and videos into their writing. Writing about travel is more than just safeguarding memories—it can transform experiences and tease out new realizations. Chilson and Mulcahy offer tips and tools to deepen travelers' understanding of other cultures and write about that new awareness -- considering the political, cultural, economic history of the travel destination -- to develop responsive, balanced narratives in clear and vivid prose.
Note: registration price includes a copy of Chilson and Mulcahy's Writing Abroad