Writing Class:

The Art of the Travel Essay
A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler

Join Brad Wetzler for a travel-writing workshop on Friday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. About the workshop: You’ve taken the trip, you have the stories to tell, but you’re not quite sure how to turn an exciting experience into a riveting travel story. This pen-to-paper workshop will introduce you to the elements of an effective travel narrative, including tips on creating an entertaining first-person persona and making use of the crucial Accordion Theory of Time. Bring notes about a recent journey and be prepared to write!

Turning Life into Nonfiction Story
A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler

Join Brad Wetzler for a nonfiction workshop on Monday, June 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Denver, Colorado. About the class: All of us experience drama in our lives—both good drama and hard drama—that seems to be perfect fodder for writing. But turning these experiences into compelling story is harder than it looks. How do accomplished writers like Jon Krakauer, Anne Lamott, or Joan Didion write powerful narrative so consistently? This class will examine a variety of nonfiction forms, from memoir to personal essay to long-form journalism. We’ll discuss two important tools that nonfiction writers employ—compression and conflation—and how to use them with integrity and confidence.

 

The Art of the Travel Essay:
A Writing Workshop with Brad Wetzler

Join Brad Wetzler for a workshop on The Art of the Travel Essay on Sunday, September 10th from *2:00-4:00pm* at The Boulder Bookstore, in Boulder, Colorado. This workshop will take place at the large table in the back of the Upper North Room, and space is limited.

About the Workshop:
A former senior editor and a longtime contributor to Outside magazine, Brad Wetzler has traveled on assignment for many major magazines. In this class, he distills his knowledge and wisdom into a workshop focused on teaching you to write powerful travel narratives. You’ve taken the trip, you have the stories to tell, but you’re not quite sure how to turn an exciting experience into a riveting travel story. This pen-to-paper workshop will introduce you to the elements of an effective travel narrative, including tips on creating an entertaining first-person “persona” and making use of the crucial “Accordion Theory of Time.” Bring notes about a recent journey and be prepared to write!

Tickets are $35 and space is limited! Purchase tickets at the store or over the phone.