On Saturday, September 2, 2023, author Jessica Faleiro, will be teaching a travel writing workshop, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise. The four-hour workshop will run from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm at the Alliance Francaise in Fontainhas, Goa.
It will introduce participants to the basics of travel writing and provide practical advice that will help them with their own writing.
Why learn travel writing?
Maybe you dream of sharing your travel experiences with others. Perhaps you’ve been contemplating a career as a travel blogger or travel feature writer. Others might want to walk in the footsteps of their favourite travel writers.
Whatever the reason, travel writing brings us closer to distant places and people, bringing alive their culture and customs. It allows us to experience the world in a different way.
What will participants learn in the workshop?
Jessica will teach the basics of form, structure and style to help outline participants’ ideas and help them develop their travel writing style. By the end of the workshop, participants will:
understand how to structure a good piece of travel writing
learn literary devices that help to craft better travel stories
figure out how to improve their writing
learn how to write a good pitch to travel magazines and other publications
This is the perfect workshop for those who want to write travelogues, travel memoirs, features or blogs. Or maybe you’d like to learn a new skill, or just improve your creative writing skills in general.
The course facilitator
Jessica has an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University, UK. She is an alumna of the University of East Anglia International Creative Writing Workshop (2020) and the Helter Skelter Writing Residency (2021).
Jessica’s travel writing has been published in the Times of India, Forbes Magazine, Skyscanner, Coldnoon, the Joao Roque Literary Journal and others.
Her work has been published in various anthologies, journals and magazines, including Asia Literary Review, Indian Quarterly, Himal Southasian, Bengaluru Review and Mascara Literary Review.
Her debut novel Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa (2012) was followed by The Delicate Balance of Little Lives (2018). Jessica was the commissioning editor for the Joao Roque Literary Journal for three years.
Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Alliance Francaise, Panjim, on 9529497005
WHAT: Travel writing workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 2023| 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
WHERE: Alliance Francaise, Fontainhas, Goa
FEE: Rs 2000 per person
AGE: 18+ onward
CONTACT: Alliance Francaise, Panjim, on 9529497005
Insta handle @jessica.faleiro76