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Travel Writing in the Digital Age

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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Travel writing, one of the oldest genres of literature, has evolved from Richard Hakluyt's 16th-Century compendium of items for a whaling expedition to 280 character tweets by @twobadtourists. In the age of 'Instagram points' and commercialisation of traditional hospitality seen in the rise of Airbnb, what can a travel writer now write about?

The workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the following:

- Essential skills for good travel writing.

- Basics of photography and video for travel writing.

- Making the most of social media.

- Publishing in print and digital.

- Paying the bills and more in travel writing.

- Ethics of travel writing.

- Creating, sustaining and extending your brand as a travel writer.

Course Outline

Essential skills for good travel writing:

- Dialogues, structure, research, interviewing skills

Using multi-media content:

- Basics of photography and videography

Making the most of social media:

- Using social media for research

- Social media for author promotion

Tips to get published:

- Avenues for publication for print and online

- Writing a pitch

- Self-publishing basics

Trainer:

Shivaji Das is the author of three travel memoirs and photography books: 'Sacred Love: Erotic Arts in the temples of Nepal' (2018), 'Angels by the Murky River: Travels Off the Beaten Track' (2017), and Journeys with the Caterpillar: Travelling Through the Islands of Flores and Sumba, Indonesia' (2013).

Shivaji's writings have been published in TIME, Asian Geographic, Outlook Traveller, Jakarta Post, Conscious Magazine and The Freethinker. His interviews are featured on BBC, CNBC, The Economist, Travel Radio Australia, Around the World TV, and more.


Cancellation of Workshop, Withdrawals & 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 later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50% 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 there is no lift to Book Council Training Room (3rd level).

For enquiries, please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg

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90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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