ClassSense of Adventure: Capture a Journey
This class is offered as part of the Loft's Sense of Adventure theme for winter.
Join award-winning travel writer Lisa Meyers McClintick for this three-hour celebration of adventures both near and far. We’ll look at what elements come together for the most memorable and entertaining essays from some of the country’s best travel writers and authors. We’ll also cover how to keep a story to 1,500 words or less (the limit for most newspaper or magazine features) while using well-chosen details, dialogue and action to give readers that you-are-here experience.
Class participants will have the chance to write in class, share their stories and leave with skills to write travel essays for publication or to create a stronger sense of place within longer works of creative nonfiction and fiction. Consider bringing a photo, souvenir or notes from a favorite trip for in-class writing exercises.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.