TCL to offer travel writing course

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Learn to write your way to and from a destination

 

Manifest trips to exotic destinations, write about the experience and “they” will pay for it. That is the enticement that Katherine Tandy Brown offers in her course description for “Travel Right…Travel Write” at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

 

“Travel Right…Travel Write,” offered by the TCL Life Enrichment Center, will bill held from 6 to 8 p.m., Mondays April 18 through May 23 at the Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Cost is $110 per person, and advanced registration is required.

 

Brown describes herself as an inveterate traveler. Her latest trip, in February of 2011, was a jaunt to the Big Island of Hawaii for a zip line rainforest canopy tour and for star gazing atop 14,000-foot-high Mauna Kea Mountain. Brown has been a successful freelance writer for 20 years and has led a wide variety of writing workshops on freelance, travel, memoir and peaceful life writing based on meditation and recollection. Her arrival in Beaufort as a live-aboard passing through on the inter-coastal waterway nine years ago is a classic example of how she lives what she teaches.

 

“Travel Right…Travel Write” provides information on the qualities that make a good travel writer, the types of stories and markets available for writing and the means to make travel easy and fun. The course also offers instruction on sending a query for opportunities to write, conducting interviews as the story of travel unfolds and developing a travel story for publication.

 

Participants who complete the course walk away from the experience with a travel story in hand including a query letter. Past students apply what they learn and begin their travel adventures immediately. For example, a Hilton Head Island spa professional secured an invitation to join a press tour of Las Vegas to write a piece focusing on the spa experience. A sixty-year old retired nurse found passage to Paris via a senior living publication. A live-aboard sailor who writes at sea has just had her second article published in a highly respected sailing magazine. Between long-term jaunts abroad, a Savannah student now offers workshops on how to travel on the cheap.

 

For more information about the course or to register, please call 843.525.8205.

 


 

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