For all that technology has transformed how we see the world, it's the written word that still provides the most eloquent descriptions of travel. This Masterclass is for anyone who wants to learn to write first-person travelogue pieces to a professional standard. Lead tutor Mike Carter writes regularly for The Guardian and Observer, and is the author of two travel books.
Over the weekend, you'll learn how to structure a piece, write a compelling introduction, avoid common pitfalls and find your USP for pitching yourself as a writer – with advice from guest speaker and Guardian Travel editor Gemma Bowes.
Class size has been kept small to allow for personal feedback and an informal and inspiring atmosphere.
Mike Carter has been travel writing for 10 years. He writes regularly for the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, and had also written for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar and Daily Express. He is the author of two travel books – Uneasy Rider, which won the 2008 Oldie Travel Book of the Year, and One Man and his Bike, published in 2011, which documented his 5,000 cycle ride around the entire coastline of Britain – but considers his spell as a professional podium dancer in Turkey to be his greatest achievement
Dates: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £400 (inclusive of VAT, booking fees, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum class size: 15
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