Writing and Pitching Travel Stories

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Writing and Pitching Travel Stories

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You love to travel. You love to write. It should be easy to do them together, right? Yes…and no. Writing informative travel articles for magazines and guidebooks takes some finesse as well. This is a practical, hands-on class for those who want to write and publish nonfiction travel journalism, rather than travelogues.

In the first week of this two-part class, we'll analyze what makes for good and responsible travel writing, and talk about how to develop story pitches that meet magazines' requirements.

 You'll have homework—reading before the first class and writing before the second week. The second week we'll workshop your travel magazine queries. By the end of the second class, you should have a query letter ready to be sent to a magazine editor.

Instructor: Margaret Littman

Dates: Wednesdays, July 10 and 17

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Porch HQ, 2811 Dogwood Pl., Nashville, TN 37204

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About the Instructor: Curiosity, journalism skills and luck have allowed Margaret to explore eclectic topics over her writing and editing career, ranging from how chefs can address gentrification to where to find the best doughnut. She’s both an old-timer and a (relative) newcomer to Nashville, having moved back to her college town more than a decade ago. She’s the author of a number of travel guidebooks to the region, including Moon Nashville, Moon Memphis, Moon Tennessee, and Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip, which includes the historic Natchez Trace Parkway.

She writes for Punch, Nashville Scene and its “Bites” food blog, Nashville Lifestyles magazine, The Telegraph Travel, Orbitz, Rolling Stone CountryWine Enthusiast, and many other publications. She particularly likes writing travel stories about easily accessible domestic destinations.

When not traveling or writing, Margaret is an avid paddleboarder, co-owns Nashville Paddle Company, and is working on paddleboarding in all 50 states.