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Whether you want to start a career in travel writing, document your trips for posterity or begin a blog, these six Travel Writing Seminars with Wanderlust magazine will be full of tips and information to get you on track.
During these six seminars, the Wanderlust editors and leading industry experts will offer an introduction to the key areas of travel writing. The seminars offer a mixture of informative lectures and open group discussion. They are designed to work alongside each other, so you can attend a single session, or come to both for a more complete overview.
This year we have created more intimate workshops, each lasting 2 hours, with a limited number of participants to ensure you get the best learning environment possible - plus this gives a brilliant chance to question the experts themselves. Please see below for the options and timings.
Seminar 1: Introduction to Travel Writing
Saturday 23rd January: 09:30-11:30
Some say this is the golden age of travel writing with there being more options than ever to document your travels. We look at the different styles, whether you want to write a journal, a blog, an article or a book, and whether you want to write for your own satisfaction or turn it into a career. Includes a practical session.
Seminar 2: Pitching Your Article or Book
Saturday 23rd January: 12:30-14:30
Commissioning editors receive hundreds of approaches a week. How do you ensure that you catch their eye? We look at compelling story ideas and angles; what editors want; and how to structure your pitch. Includes a practical session.
Seminar 3: Writing for Magazines and Newspapers
Saturday 23rd January: 15:30-17:30
We look at the different types of article and how to structure them. Includes a practical session on writing the perfect intro, and a critique. (Note, this does not cover pitching)
Seminar 4: Blogging
Sunday 24th January: 10:00-12:00
Thousands of people start a blog but don't carry it on. How do you ensure your blog keeps you enthused? How do you decide on a style or a niche? How do you attract an audience to it? What are the dos and don'ts? Is it possible to monetise it?
Seminar 5: Getting Published
Sunday 24th January: 12:30-14:30
It's the dream of many to get published, but only some achieve it. We look at the different outlets - books, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and whether to approach editors/publishers or self-publish. Includes practical ideas on finding an angle or niche, pitching, finding the right route for you.
Seminar 6: Making Money from Your Travels
Sunday 24th January: 15:00-17:00
Whether you want to keep the day job but earn a few pennies on the side, or whether you want to change your career, we look at the various options to monetise your passion for travel and writing. Includes case studies and practical examples.
Seminar experts include:
Lyn Hughes - Lyn is Wanderlust travel magazine's Co-Founder & Editor-In-Chief. As a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Lyn is also still a writer in her own right. She is regularly consulted by tourist boards and governments on travel-related issues and sits on several committees, including IPN (the Independent Publishers' Network).
Phoebe Smith - As the Editor of Wanderlust travel magazine, Phoebe shares with readers a passion for adventurous travel and loves nothing more than getting under the skin of a place, learning about the local culture, wildlife watching walking. Phoebe previously worked for a number of magazines and newspapers both in the UK and overseas, most recently Trail (the outdoors, walking and mountaineering title).
MORE SEMINAR EXPERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
So if you want to get the low-down from some of the best people in the business, come and join us! We anticipate the places to fill quickly, so make sure you book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Please note, it is advised you arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled start time to ensure a prompt start.
Seminar tickets are £40 when booked in advance. If you wish to attend more than one Travel Writing or Travel Photography Seminar additional tickets can be purchased for only £30*! This also includes your Adventure Travel Show entry for that day.
*Please note combined discounts are only valid on advance tickets. Discounts can only be applied when booking all tickets in one transaction.
(Seminar tickets can be purchased on the day at the show for £45, but due to the limited numbers it is advisable to book in advance to ensure your place. Please note, on the door purchased tickets do not include show entry).