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Travel Writing

This class will focus on what makes a successful travel piece, and how to go about writing and selling them. We will discuss the history and evolution of travel writing, and analyze/discuss a number of landmark travel pieces, using both earlier and contemporary examples. We will cover coming up with good ideas for pieces, how to pitch them, and to whom, as well as the logistics and ethics of writing about travel. You will write one short travel piece targeted at a particular publication/website.