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Marie Kreft – Half Day Travel Writing Workshop

October 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - October 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

In this half-day workshop, award-winning travel writer Marie Kreft challenges the idea that you need to travel to far-flung places for an interesting story. You will look at travel-writing techniques and conventions before venturing into Wellington town centre with all five senses primed to gather material for your own travel article. No experience is necessary but you should bring a piece of travel writing you admire to share with the group.

Please book early: to allow every attendee to receive feedback on their writing, spaces on this workshop are limited to 12.
Marie Kreft is the author of Slow Travel: Shropshire for Bradt Travel Guides and a former winner of the Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition.

Marie Kreft is an award-winning travel writer whose work has featured in various regional, national and international titles. Born in Norwich, she now lives in Birmingham where she runs a small, busy copywriting company called Good As Gold.

When travelling, Marie is a compulsive journal writer, using maps, leaflets and postcards to illustrate her entries. In their early backpacking days, Marie’s then-boyfriend Steve was almost forced to take up permanent residency on a Thai island after she prematurely glued his exit ticket into her diary.

Alongside being mum to four-year-old Vincent and baby Alexei (and wife to Steve – who escaped from Koh Lanta and forgave her the Pritt Stick incident), Marie has just published her first book. Published by Bradt Travel Guides in February 2016, Slow Travel: Shropshire takes readers along canals, through forests, into castles, churches and real-ale pubs, sharing Shropshire secrets alongside fresh perspectives on better-known attractions. The book is geared towards sustainable tourism, with an emphasis on car-free travel, local produce and quirky or very special accommodation.


October 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am
October 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that since this was added to the calendar stuff may have changed.  It’s not my fault, it just happens sometimes.