TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP in SICILY with Ros Belford
8 – 15 April 2017
(Number of participants – min 6 – max 12)
The tiny island of Ortigia — with its thousands of years of history — is the ideal place to learn the craft of travel writing, and travel writing is the perfect way of getting to know the town in depth.
On this course students will be encouraged to observe and take notes, to participate in town life and to interact with local people. Participants will be helped to hone their writing skills to tell a story, capture a conversation (or a moment), evoke a city, describe people, review a restaurant, and write with confidence and intelligence about food and wine.
Original writing of any kind — fiction or non-fiction — has to have its source in the insights, impressions and fantasies of the individual. For this reason participants are encouraged to become assiduous travel journal keepers. These rough, private writings, scrawlings and sketches will give vigour and originality to their journalism, while regular writing exercises and prompts will help students find new ways of thinking and writing. These travel journals will provide the raw material with which — both on the course, and back home— participants should be able to craft a credible, compelling blog, travel article or work of creative fiction or non-fiction.
Ros Belford is an expert on Mediterranean travel and culture and writes for Conde Nast Traveller and the Telegraph. She is the author of several internationally best-selling guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Italy, the Rough Guide to Sicily, DK Eyewitness Rome, DK Family Guide Rome and DK Backroads Italy.
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