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Advanced Travel Writing Workshop: Whip Your Best Story into Submission

Thursday, February 27th | 7:00pm

Do you have a travel story you’ve been working on for months -- maybe even years -- that you know has enormous potential but isn’t quite there yet? Join travel writer Erin Van Rheenen in a focused, four-part workshop where you’ll whip that essay into the best shape of its life, then submit it to at least three publications.

Set goals for the revision process, break through blocks, give and receive compassionate, high-level critiques, and fall back in love with your work. We’ll read each other’s drafts at various points in the revision process, and study models of the genre, looking to the masters (and to each other) for ways to deepen our stories, strengthen the narrative arc, craft irresistible openings, and create endings than feel both surprising and inevitable. Class size is limited to 12, so we’ll have plenty of time to share our work in class, giving and receiving thoughtful, supportive feedback.

The course culminates in a public reading at the library, where students will have the opportunity to read from their work.

You have a draft of between 1000 and 3000 words ready to workshop. You are committed to the give-and-take of the workshop process. You’re ready to do your best work and submit it for publication.

About the Instructor:
Erin Van Rheenen has published travel pieces in the Los Angeles Times, Atlas Obscura, Fodor’s, and Afar. She is the author of the best-selling Living Abroad in Costa Rica, and has been chosen for inclusion in the Best Women’s Travel Writing. See more at

Registration required. Click here to register.