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A short course could help to see your holiday writings in print
A short course could help to see your holiday writings in print

Press Release - 14 February 2007

Top travel writer shares his secrets

People who yearn to see their holiday experiences in print can learn from a pro, in a new Saturday dayschool run by the University of Bath.

Martin Symington is one of Britain’s leading travel journalists and will give an introduction to the art and craft of writing travel articles and how to get them published.

The three-week course starts on Saturday 3 March and runs alternate Saturdays to 31 March, from 10am to 4pm at the Claverton campus.

The course will teach travel writing techniques including story structure, how to evoke a sense of place and how to identify the audience. It will also cover travel photography and explore the intricacies of dealing with editors and publishers.

Students will be able to have their writing read and reviewed by Mr Symington who will comment on student’s strengths and help them to grow in confidence.

Mr Symington has been a freelance travel journalist for 20 years, writing for major publications worldwide. He writes regularly for The Times and Wanderlust magazine and has won numerous awards, including Travel Writer of the Year Award 2005 from the British Guild of Travel Writers.

The travel writing dayschool is one of a series of new courses on offer this spring at the University of Bath. Dayschools include a Willow workshop, Bridge for beginners, Georgian Britain, Exploring Colour and an Introduction to Reflexology. For more information see the Related Links section.

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