Saturday, November 13, 2021
Hosted via Zoom • 1:00-4:00pm PT • $100
In this class, Don George—author of How to Be a Travel Writer, the best-selling travel writing guidebook in the world—will discuss the ten essential stylistic elements and techniques that distinguish great travel storytelling. The first two hours of the class will be a lecture by Don, drawing on his decades of experience writing for and editing print and online publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, Salon, and the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle. The third hour will be devoted to a lively question-and-answer session with participants, where Don will answer selected questions from attendees.
Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, Better Than Fiction, and An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. He is also Editor of BBC Travel's literary travel column, Chance Encounters.
What students are saying about Don George:
“Don George's travel writing workshop was a rigorous, profound, magical experience, the product of a uniquely nurturing environment. Taking his courses has encouraged me to write without fear of failure, and with greater confidence and creativity than ever before. Any writer—whether officially a travel writer, or any other writer considering issues of place—should jump at the chance to work with him."
"I have always wanted to take a writing workshop from Don George, but was never able to because I did not live in the Bay Area. When he offered his workshop virtually this year, I jumped at the chance and could not be happier with the experience. It motivated me to work on a piece and the feedback I received from the other attendees enabled me to take an "okay" piece I had written and turn it into a piece I'm really proud of by the end of the workshop. I ended up going in a different direction than intended, but it ended up being the right direction I could not see by myself. I would have not been able to get my writing to where it needed to be without Don and the workshop participants. I would sign up for another virtual workshop with Don George in a heartbeat.”