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Travel Narratives: Taking the Next Step
Code: W10  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,
Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Claire Scobie
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Whether you travel for business or pleasure, whether you’re a writing traveller – or a travelling writer – what’s important in literary travel memoir is learning how to craft a good story with credible characters, dialogue, atmosphere and revelation.

Filled with plenty of exercises, this one-day course, taught by award-winning author Claire Scobie, teaches you how.

Topics covered include: how to structure your travel memoir, how to find the central idea of a place, ways to transform dog-eared travel journals into a must-read manuscript, popular genres of travel writing and tips on how to get published.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 6 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Claire Scobie (Australian)

Claire Scobie is an English-born journalist and author of Last Seen in Lhasa, winner of the Dolman Best Travel Book Award. Claire lives in Sydney, teaches creative-writing workshops and is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. A contributor to The Sydney Morning Herald, she is currently working on two new books and completing a doctorate in creative arts.

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