Travel Writing with Walter Mason

Saturday 7th March

10am – 4pm

Turn your journey into a spirited piece of writing that delights and inspires anyone who reads it.

Ever kept a travel journal and harboured a desire to do something with it? Ever read a travel memoir and thought: “My adventures were more interesting than that?” Or are you about to travel and considering turning your journey into a piece of writing? If you have ever wanted to write about your travels then join Walter Mason for a full-day Travel Writing with Spirit workshop.

This workshop aims to help people think more deeply about their travel experiences and to look for how to record the significance in relationships, adventures and personal changes that happen while travelling. Participants can use the techniques they learn to blog, write short travel pieces or even create a full-scale travel memoir.

Outcomes:

  • A renewed enthusiasm for recording travel experiences and sharing them with the world in ways that are entertaining and enlightening
  • A more careful eye when it comes to recording the detail and emotion of the travel experience
  • Encouragement to explore new forms of writing and publishing options to build an audience
  • A framework for creating your own intimate travel memoir

Location: Wickham – exact address will be provided after you book

Date: Saturday 7th March

Time: 10am – 4pm

What to bring: lunch, writing material, warm clothing as the room is large (there is airconditioning). Participants need to bring paper and pen as this is an active workshop.

Parking: available in the carpark on corner of Honeysuckle Dr and Hannell St

PT: the venue is a 3 minute walk from Newcastle Interchange

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Walter Mason is the Vice president of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker. He is the author of “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia,” both published by Allen and Unwin, and is a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Southeast Asia, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history.  He is a popular lecturer at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, adult education centres and at libraries all over Australia, where he talks on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at festivals and conferences around the world, and is a regular voice on the ABC. Walter wrote his Honours Thesis on the child in the fiction of Sumner Locke Elliott.

http://www.waltermason.com/