CRWR 2003 - Travel Writing

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2015

This course is a practical introduction to travel writing through history and practice. It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective travel writing practice, including revision and editing. Students will workshop their own and other students' work, in order to develop the capacity to revise and self-edit. It also considers the ethics of travel and tourism from the context of a range of readings. The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop aspects of the travel writer's craft and a selection of connected readings from classical and contemporary travel writing in a range of genres, styles and techniques. Students will write a final travel piece, which will include a reflective exegesis on their practice.

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