The Islands of Korcula and Vrnik to Host Travel Writing Workshop

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Professional travel journalists will teach a weeklong course about the skills required to write for publications.

Shorthand Travel, a team of journalists teaching writing workshops in Croatia, has partnered with Vrnik Arts Club to present travelers with an opportunity to explore the Croatian coast and islands while learning how to live and work from anywhere in the world. The travel writers and teachers for the course are Alex Crevar and Molly Harris—regular contributors to The New York Times, National Geographic, Lonely Planet and BBC Travel, among others. Their Korcula workshop will occur 23-30 June 2019. 

Students will stay on Korcula during the weeklong course and take a 10-minute boat transfer for morning lectures on the island of Vrnik. Each day, travel writers will gather for instruction and assignments before heading out to do their reporting. Scheduled group excursions, such as visiting local artists or winemakers, will help students uncover angles on which to report and write.

Lecture topics will include investigating travel-story genres, developing angles, pitching well, and following industry ethics and etiquette. The instructors’ combined and varied experience will provide students with balanced insight and informative tips. 

The workshop fee of $1,950 (1,710€) includes some meals, morning lectures, afternoon critiques, crafting pitches, editing assignments and follow-up communication to help writers place stories after the course ends. Airfare and Airbnbs (though the workshop will assist students to find specific lodging) are not included. 

For more information and news about the course or the instructors, refer to their website, . Feel free to reach out with questions or assistance needs by email: [email protected].


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