LITERARY TRAVEL WRITING
a special one-day writing workshop with C.M. MAYO
January 19, 2008, 10 AM – 2 PM, Mexico City
Take your travel writing to another level: the literary, which is to say, giving the reader the novelistic experience of actually traveling there with you. For both beginning and advanced writers, this workshop covers the techniques from fiction and poetry that you can apply to this specialized form of creative nonfiction for deliciously vivid effects.
Fee: M.N. $1,000 (Mexican pesos) plus 15% tax per person
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About C.M. Mayo’s one-day workshops: Uniquely geared toward both beginning and advanced writers, C.M. Mayo’s one-day creative writing workshops emphasize techniques for tapping into creativity, and specific aspects of craft. As at the Bethesda, Maryland Writers Center where Mayo has taught highly popular workshops since 1999, Mayo does not critique manuscripts but rather offers a series of mini-lectures interspersed with exercises, readings, and discussion. The goal is that by the end of the workshop, your writing will be of notably higher quality.
About C.M. Mayo: She is the author of Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, a work lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “luminous” and the Interamerican Studies Institute as “perhaps the best new book about Mexico in many years.” She is also the author of Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and editor of Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. Her many other awards include three Lowell Thomas Awards for travel journalism. Her essays have appeared in avenues as diverse as the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and literary journals including Creative Nonfiction, the Massachusetts Review, North American Review, and Tin House. Her website is www.cmmayo.com
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