(Hill Center) Beginner’s Travel Writing

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The purpose of this course is to instruct aspiring magazine and newspaper freelancers in how to construct a destination or hotel article, pitch it, write effective query letters, and find appropriate outlets. Each week, participants will work on a feature of their choosing, with some classroom reading. They will be encouraged to bring in exemplary features with which they are impressed, also for reading or classroom analysis. At course completion, participants will have completed a query letter, and will own a draft of their tourism feature. Note: No meeting on July 4.

About Bijan C. Bayne

Bijan C. Bayne is an award-winning Washington-based freelance columnist and critic whose work has appeared in The Washington Post and The New York Times. He is also the author of the first biography of basketball hero Elgin Baylor, which was named a "Book That Inspires" by the Christian Science Monitor. Bijan C. Bayne is a contributor to JustLuxe, and AFAR online.

Teaching Style: The workshop is hands on, with Bijan reviewing participants' works-in-progress, providing feedback, sharing published work & query letters, and encouraging participants to bring in articles which they find effective.


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