Introduction to Travel Writing offers participants an elementary foundation in travel writing for both personal satisfaction and potential publication. This six-week course will explore a variety of travel writing formats from journals and blogs to travel logs and service articles. Participants will learn about: perspective and voice, storytelling elements, how to engage readers, story structure, finding good ideas, finding appropriate platforms, travel writing ethics, and the business of travel writing. The course is most appropriate for novice and unpublished writers with an enthusiasm and curiosity for travel writing and will focus on process rather than technical writing elements. In-class exercises and optional “homework” assignments are offered in each class. | Lecture + Q&A.