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Love Travelling and Writing? Be a Travel Writer! (2-day workshop)

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Rd, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

Singapore, 439053

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How can a travel writer survive in these times of TripAdvisor and Google Image Search? Are there new places to discover? How does one get published?

Published travel writer Shivaji Das will bring participants through the entire process, sharing key techniques that will help writers create that great travel story and tips on getting published. Participants will also be instructed on how to use pictures, multimedia and even local languages to write the story that will connect.

The course comprises two sessions with exercises. The participant is required visit a site (recommendations will be provided) between the first and second sessions and prepare a travel story based on it.

Session 1 (on 9 June 2018, 9.30am to 1pm):

  • Evolution of travel writing
  • Overview of New Media in Travel Writing
  • Elements of a great travel story
  • Structuring – the key to good travel writing
  • Exercises

Session 2 (on 23 June 2018, 2pm to 6pm):

  • Using pictures and multimedia
  • Key skills required: Importance of local language and contacts, etc
  • Tricks to getting published
  • Writing a pitch
  • Creating and sustaining a brand as a travel writer
  • Exercises

This workshop is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

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Writer, traveller, and photographer; Shivaji Das is the author of Angels by the Murky River: Travels Off the Beaten Track (Yoda Press, 2017), Journeys with the caterpillar: Travelling through the islands of Flores and Sumba (Indonesia, 2013), and Sacred Love: Erotic art in the temples of Nepal (Mandala Publications/ Aadarsh Books, 2018). Shivaji is an experienced speaker who has conducted workshops on travel writing in several literary festivals in Singapore and the region. He is also the conceptualiser and organiser for the Migrant Poetry Contests in Singapore and Malaysia.


CANCELLATION & SUBSTITUTION
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who idid not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund. In place of the refund, participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Book Council Training Room (at 3rd level).

Enquiries: programmes@bookcouncil.sg or Judi: 63425126

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