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)

Writing the Journey

Transformation through Travel Writing

- Scotts Valley, California
October 8 to 13, 2017

Join me for an immersive five-day travel-writing program at 1440 Multiversity, the nation's newest learning destination. This stunning campus is on 75 acres of redwoods near Santa Cruz.

Travel awakens the mind and deepens consciousness. Writing about your experience has the capacity to change not only who we are as storytellers, but who we are as humans.

If you embark on your journey with a heightened sense of awareness and a sincere desire to connect across cultural barriers, the discoveries you will make can lead to profound breakthroughs.

Let travel open your writing with award-winning writer Lavinia Spalding, editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing series. Focused discussions, readings, journaling exercises, and innovative writing sessions will stir your senses, spark your creativity, and shape your story.

You will take home positive journaling and writing practices to guide you through the journey of travel writing and enrich your journeys to come. Do you have a travel tale you’re ready to share? Have you ever imagined being a travel writer? Consider this your passport.


1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California

For more information:

  1440.org


The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest memory.” –Chinese proverb