Travel-writing seminar 2019

Book your ticket now for the 14th annual Bradt travel-writing seminar, in association with Travellers’ Tales. 

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In association with Travellers’ Tales 

When is it?

The next Bradt travel-writing workshop – chaired by Hilary Bradt and with a panel including Bradt MD Adrian Phillips, author of The Travel Writer’s Way Jonathan Lorie, and Ben Ross of The Telegraph – will take place on 29 September 2019 in Earls Court, London.

Why come?

We believe that we offer the best-value, highest quality and most enjoyable travel-writing workshop available. Its genesis came in 2003 when Hilary Bradt was invited by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to organise a seminar on travel writing. The course was a sell-out, and the positive feedback encouraged Hilary to establish a seminar for aspiring travel writers in the UK.

The workshop has since become an annual event, tapping into the expertise of not only Bradt’s award-winning team, but of Jonathan Lorie, the country’s leading teacher on the craft of travel writing and author of new travel writing guide The Travel Writer’s Way. It has developed a sterling reputation and has a proven track record of assisting students to get their work published. Whether you want to give yourself the best chance of seeing your words in print or would simply like to improve the quality of your travel blog, this is the workshop for you.

Joining you will be the winner and three runners-up of Bradt’s 2019 ‘New Travel Writer of the Year’ competition, presented in associated with the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, who all received places on the seminar as part of their prize. The ‘New Travel Writer of the Year’ award celebrates the best in unpublished travel writing, and offers three aspiring travel writers the chance to see their talent recognised at a glittering awards ceremony in the presence of some of the country’s best-known travel writers, publishers and editors. 

Click here for details of the programme and click here for details of the tutors. This will give you an idea of what the day will contain!

What the students say

Don’t just take our word for it! Below are comments from some of those who’ve attended the workshop:  

“Great! Entertaining, but above all highly practical, structured and accessible ‘how to do it’ to break into published travel writing. Full of usable advice – and stories.”

“Really informative, well paced, interesting. Great panel – knowledgeable, humorous, lively. Couldn’t be improved.”

“I found the seminar even more useful than I expected it to be and it has given me renewed determination to continue and grow my travel writing. Thank you!”

“I was truly inspired to work at my writing after yesterday’s seminar.  I found it very informative and practical.”

“A lot of information packed into a few hours. (…) Helpful to know that even accomplished writers agonise over their writing.”

“The seminar was really informative and inspiring. Really useful tips on travel-writing across the board.”

Early booking discount

Book before 1 September and receive a special 10% early-booking discount.

Discounted price: £135

Full price (booked after 1 September): £150

To book – click here

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