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Travel Writing on Whiddy Island with Phoebe Smith

Posted on: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 @ 3:45pm

We are delighted to announce details of this year's Travel Writing Workshop which has just been added to the roster of workshops at the 2017 West Cork Literary Festival.

Phoebe Smith, author and award-winning editor of Wanderlust magazine, will be tutoring this year's workshop on Whiddy Island. Find out more below about the workshop and its tutor.

Online booking for all workshops is now open. Click here for more info. The full programme will be announced in the coming months. Keep an eye on the website and  the Festival's Facebook page for further announcements.

Travel Writing on Whiddy Island with Phoebe Smith, editor of Wanderlust

We all love to travel, but how do you turn your experiences into words that people want to read? Travel writer, author and editor Phoebe Smith helps you find your inner Bill Bryson with her five-day workshop. In it you will cover:

The different markets and opportunities
Finding the angle and hook
Writing the must-read intro
Structuring and shaping your story to keep people reading
Pulling off the big finish - the illusive perfect ending
Adapting your style to blogs, magazines, newspapers, books and websites
Pitching to editors
Making money from your travels

This workshop includes group and individual work, feedback on your ideas and help with finding your niche.

Award-winning travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world - from wild camping on the Scottish islands, to meeting sea gypsies in Burma and watching the Northern Lights from a wigwam above the Arctic Circle. She is the editor of Wanderlust, the UK's best adventure travel magazine (Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, PPA, Independent Publisher's Award) and in 2015 was named Editor of the Year (PPA, New Talent Awards). She is author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners and the first and only guidebook to British bothies - Book of the Bothy.

The travel writing workshop will take in the Bank House on Whiddy Island and the workshop fee includes the daily ferry to and from Whiddy Island.

For more details click here.