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Write Your Travel Memoirs!

Chateau des Sablons antique exterior.

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Schedule

OVERVIEW

THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Friday, May 4, 2012:

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast in the Orangerie.

9 a.m. - noon Workshop: An Introduction to the Art of Travel Writing.

Topics covered include:

  • Learning From Those Who Have Trekked Before You: The World’s Best Travel Writers
  • Choosing Your Own Travel Topics
  • Grabbing the Reader With a Compelling First Sentence
  • Finding a Story Arc That Will Keep the Reader Reading

Students will read one paragraph from the travel journals they began the night before and discuss how they can improve their observation skills. During this class, each student will be given a specific writing assignment for an in-class, hands-on writing session, followed by a critique.

Noon: Group lunch in the Ballroom.

Afternoon: Optional excursion to Balzac’s house. Also available are wine tours or tours to the châteaux.

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