So you want to be a travel writer? Sydney journalist and author Diana Plater is running travel writing workshops at her home, and she has a wealth of experience to share with a tonne of tips for getting started.
You’ll have fun gaining tips from a former travel editor and writer, journalist and published author and playwright. The class includes writing exercises and an excursion – so you’ll have plenty to write about. And you take home a kit of articles and tips for successful travel writing.
The Sydney one-day course includes a beautiful Balinese lunch cooked on the spot by Diana’s husband, Budi Arsana, and morning and afternoon tea. Weekend workshops are held for advanced students at an idyllic modern house set among rainforest trees on the NSW South Coast.
Diana’s 36-year media career has included being Travel Editor at Australian Associated Press between 2007 and 2011, when she visited more than 30 countries and scores of domestic destinations and wrote extensively about them, as well as editing AAP’s widely-used travel service. She has had hundreds of travel stories and photos published throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States. She also writes a travel blog with a difference: Landscapes, found on www.dianaplater.com.
Diana also writes on the Arts, entertainment, general features and profiles for a range of media including The Canberra Times, The Sun-Herald, The Australian, AAP, The West Australian, Medical Observer, DanceTrain, Signature, The Courier-Mail, RACQ Publishing, The Senior Traveller, American travel magazine Interval and Holidays with Kids.
The workshops include lunch and morning and afternoon tea. Cost: $A150.
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