Date(s) - Mon 18th Sep - Sat 23rd Sep
5:00pm - 10:00am
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
Beginning with classic techniques and examples of the most evocative travel writing, this course will bring participants bang up to date with the latest developments in the genre and explore ways and means of working as a travel writer now. Taught by an award-winning author and an editor at Conde Nast Traveller, the course is aimed at participants of all levels.
Horatio Clare’s first book, Running for the Hills, an acclaimed account of a Welsh childhood, won a Somerset Maugham Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and saw Horatio shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His subsequent books include Truant, A Single Swallow (shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year), The Prince’s Pen and the best-selling travelogue, Down to the Sea in Ships (winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year). His essays and reviews appear regularly in the national press and on BBC radio.Horatio’s first book for children, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, was awarded the Branford Boase Award 2016.
Michelle Jana Chan is Contributing Editor at Conde Nast Traveller and the BBC’s Global Guide on The Travel Show. She is also the Telegraph Travel’s Asia Expert and their Action Packed columnist. Her writing includes stories about the origins of man around Kenya’s Lake Turkana, competing in the Peking to Paris vintage car rally, summiting Mont Blanc, and sailing across the Great Australian Bight on the HMB Endeavour. Michelle cut her teeth as a reporter for Newsweek magazine in New York and Beijing, followed by long nights as a news producer for CNN International. www.michellejanachan.com @michellejchan
Sara Wheeler is a prize-winning non-fiction writer. Her books include the international bestseller Terra Incognita, which tells the story of a seven-month journey in Antarctica. The Daily Telegraph reviewer wrote of it, ‘I do not think there will ever be a better book written about the Antarctic.’ Other books include The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle (winner of the Banff Adventure Travel Prize), and Access All Areas: Selected Writings, 1990-2010. Sara is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Contributing Editor of The Literary Review and a Trustee of The London Library. She contributes to a wide range of publications in the UK and US and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio.
A Travel Writing Bursary is available for one place on this course.
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