South Pomfret, Vermont
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Travel Writing for the Amateur or Serious Voyager

Discover new and exciting ways to combine travel and writing across a variety of media.

For me traveling is about self-exploration. I've been cultivating different ways to facilitate travel for the last several years and have recently traveled from home in Vermont for extended trips to countries in Europe and beyond. In this workshop, we’ll explore methods for documenting and writing about your trip – whether it be for family and friends, for an off-beat travel magazine, or for a book project you have in mind. We’ll discuss ways to make traveling and writing happen – especially on a budget. We’ll discuss styles of writing and which medium would best be used for each type of project: blogging, Instagram, journaling, book project, etc. Bring a pen and paper.

Kelley McKenna is a 2015 Fulbright Fellow currently working on a PhD in literature and creative writing at Aberystwyth University in Wales. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA from Dartmouth College. Her collection of shorts, Across the Cobbled Bridge, is coming out in the Spring of 2020 and her memoir, Marvelous Monsters, is currently being edited for publication. She is the author of The Post-Mommy Blog, which talks about traveling after kids grow up. For more about Kelley, please visit her website.