As a total newbie to writing, Lavinia's workshop class helped build my skills and confidence. Each week she taught and led us through great writing tips and techniques. Her workshopping process created a safe and supportive space for me to explore and expose my writing style and the story I wanted to share. I highly recommend this class for newbies and experienced students alike! "

Paige Mantel, former student (Writing & Publishing the Travel Essay)

The Art of the Travel Essay

Barcelona, Spain
Sunday September 10, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

This September, I'll be leading a five-day travel-writing workshop in one of my favorite cities in the world, Barcelona! Here are all the exciting details.

Experience vibrant, extraordinary Barcelona the best way possible: as a travel writer.

In this dynamic five-day workshop, you’ll awaken your senses and ignite your creativity. You'll learn the art of the narrative travel essay through daily writing sessions, craft discussions, and innovative journaling prompts. Your days will be filled with inspiration, and you'll come to recognize your most meaningful travel experiences and shape them into powerful stories. During the workshop, you'll start, revise, and aim to finish one long-form essay or a collection of shorter works. Meanwhile, you'll immerse yourself in the culture—relax, roam, eat, drink, shop, take tours (on your own or as part of our optional excursions), take siestas!

Travel has the ability to make writers of us all, and this trip will turn that potential into reality.


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It’s not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one’s thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.” –Isabel Colegate