Beyond What You Did Last Summer: Teaching Travel Writing

AWP Panel

AWP Conference - Seattle, WA
February 27, 2014

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

AWP Conference, Room LL4, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level , Seattle, WA

Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman