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Travel Writing Workshops and Conferences

There’s no doubt in my mind that any travel writer or blogger can benefit from attending a workshop or conference.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional writer with many print publications on your resume, or a brand new travel blogger, or just thinking of getting into this industry, you’ll learn something — from some of the best in our business — maybe a lot, maybe a little, maybe just one valuable nugget you can put to use.

Equally as important, you’ll also have the chance to network with other travel writers, travel bloggers, travel photographers, editors, and in some cases publishers and literary agents as well.

You’ll find inspiration, support, and encouragement. You’ll make new friends and contacts. You’ll come away enthused, energized, and maybe with some great writing ideas and new directions.

While there are many great Writers Workshops and Conferences to choose from, these listed below are specific to Travel Writing:

Worthy of a special mention is Rolf Pott’s Creative Writing Workshop in Paris [9] July 1 – 28, 2010. This month-long writing course also covers Literary Fiction by alternating days with Rolf’s classes, and while it bills itself as a course in creative non-fiction, it has an emphasis on travel writing and place-based narrative.

I strongly encourage you to consider attending one of these workshops or conferences – I plan to attend several!


What workshops / conferences have you attended? Share your opinion!