Travel Writing: Capture a Journey

Regular $74.00
Member $66.60
February 20, 2024 - February 27, 2024
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Creative Nonfiction
Open to All Levels
Online—Zoom Classroom
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
Double Session
Class Creative Nonfiction Genre Rectangle

Join award-winning travel writer Lisa Meyers McClintick for this three-hour celebration of wanderlust and curiosity. We’ll look at what elements come together for the most memorable and entertaining travel features from some of the country’s best professional travel writers. We’ll 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 words, and leave with the skills to write succinctly for travel essays or websites or to create a stronger sense of place and destination within longer works of creative nonfiction and fiction. Bring a photo, souvenir or notes from a trip for in-class writing exercises.

All Classes listed on the Loft website take place in Central Time (CT); please adjust to your own time zone accordingly.

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 [email protected] or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.