Travel writing is becoming more popular in both destination workshops and college curriculums. But where does travel writing meet literary nonfiction? How do we move students past the where-to-go, what-to-eat mentality? How can we help students tell their own stories within the context of place? With experience in international workshops, college classrooms, and virtual courses, these panelists will share their theoretical stance, ideas on curriculum development, and practical teaching tips.
Panelists: Suzanne Roberts, Rolf Potts, Lavinia Spalding, David Miller, Ann Marie Brown
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ” –Mark Twain