This online workshop on travel writing is open to all levels, with beginners especially encouraged to join. Maybe you’ve enjoyed travel articles in magazines like National Geographic or you’ve admired the work of travel writers such as Bill Bryson and Elizabeth Gilbert and thought you’d like to try writing in a similar vein. This workshop will help get you started. We’ll explore the elements that make for a good travel story. We’ll focus on going beyond clichés to capture the telling detail, the sense of voice, and the development of character that all good travel writing shares. While the emphasis will be on nonfiction, we’ll also consider the ways that fiction and poetry can employ themes of travel and journey. So if you prefer to write fiction or poetry, this workshop will accommodate your interests. Throughout the workshop, we’ll study examples from accomplished travel writers. A variety of exercises will help you discover new possibilities for your own writing. Most important, you’ll have the chance to share your writing with others. Your work will get a sympathetic reading, encouragement, and lots of detailed feedback.