Introduction to Travel Writing Seminar

24 May

Designed by Words Writers’ Workshops presents

June 25 and July 2, 2011 from 1 – 5:30 pm (two Saturdays)
Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City

Pre-class activities:
1. Students will already choose one travel destination as the subject for their pre-class assignment.
2. The pre-class assignment is a short travel piece to be written before the class. Students should bring the assignment on the first day of the class.
3. Worksheet # 1: “Exploring ideas, Uncovering details” will be emailed to the students to help him/her brainstorm what to write.
4. Students may bring one or two materials (i.e. photos, brochure, trinket) regarding their trip to serve as a writing prompt when they write in-class.


Travel Writing Basics
June 25, 2011 Saturday, 1 – 5:30 pm,

Lecture #1
Introduction to Travel Writing
What is Travel Writing?
Form: The Personal Travel Narrative
Reading and analysis
Form: The Travel Feature Article
Reading and analysis
Workshop #1 Discussion and feedback of pre-class writing assignment

Lecture # 2 Travel Writing Techniques
Description Writing Techniques (part 1)
Quick Writing Exercise
Workshop #2 Discussion & feedback on the exercise
Take home assignments (students will email their written piece on Friday, July 1, 2011)


Travel Writing Workshop
July 2, 2011 Saturday, 1 – 5:30 pm

Workshop # 1
Discussion & feedback on revision to the travel essay
Lecture # 1 Deconstructing a Travel: a Study on Structure
Workshop # 2 Discussion & feedback on student assignment # 2
Lecture # 2 Writing Techniques
More Descriptive Writing
Techniques (Part 2)
How to organize your material
BONUS Travel Writing Tips

“Write the story of your travels”

To register, email and request for a registration form.

Workshop Fee is only P3,000. Deadline of registration is June 20, 2011. Early bird registrants can avail of 10% discount if they register and pay the fee on or before June 13, 2011. Visit us at

Carlomar Arcangel Daoana has travelled to Ilocos, Siquijor, Dumaguete, Baguio and Palawan as well as Malaysia and Singapore on assignment. He has written travel features and essays for the Daily Tribune newspaper, Experience Philippines Travel Magazine, Homestyle Magazine and other publications. A sojourn in Bangkok, Thailand’s Wat Pho Buddhist temple birthed the poem “The Bird Feeder” from his collection The Fashionista’s Book of Enlightenment, a finalist at the National Book Awards. Carlo completed his degree in Literature at the University of Santo Tomas. He has served as panelist during the annual UST writer’s workshops and was junior associate at the UST Creative Writing Center for two years. In “Traveling writers, writing travels,” Carlo shares his creative process on travel writing in an article published in Montage, the Varsitarian’s Literary Magazine. Read the article at


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