June 11, 2015 · 6:00pm

6:00 pm
$30 in advance/$35 at door
21+

Travel Writing Workshop: From the Path to the Page

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Do you have an insatiable sense of adventure, a love of travel and a way with words? Are you interested in putting your passion on the page? Or perhaps you are simply looking to up your social media status and sharpen your storytelling skills for your next personal or professional endeavor? Whether you are looking to feed your global soul, jump start a travel writing career or simply sass up your storytelling techniques, this workshop is for you.

Seasoned travel writer Karen Loftus shares her intrepid travels, years of experience, insight and tried and true tips on all, from query letters to editors, to the pitching process and how to get yourself published. Karen shares her passion for travel and how that love led her to her to the path and the page.

Aside from a spirited, multimedia presentation, there will be several exercises and sharing in class for all attending participants, assignments to bring back home with you, several directions to head in, and connections to take away with you, to help you jumpstart your journey From the Path to the Page.

The workshop, true to the travel writing trade, will be a wild ride. Thrill seekers and adventurers are encouraged to attend.

About the Instructor – Karen Loftus

Tennessee Williams Fellow, performer, playwright and well-known international comedian Karen Loftus took a wee break from her global comedy tours and stepped on to Hollywood’s raging red carpet. A year of entertainment coverage later, on camera and in print, Loftus found herself fully immersed in celebrity interviews, award shows, parties and premieres.

That media madness led to Loftus being sent on assignment to New Zealand. After spending two weeks covering the Cocktail World Cup in Queenstown and in Auckland for New Zealand’s Fashion Week, Loftus decided to head back out on The Global Road, as a travel writer. The rest is travel savvy history.

Loftus still travels the world and tells stories. She now puts on the page what she once delivered on stage. The travel writer and global photographer has since been to all 7 continents and 75 countries and counting. She has covered all from destinations to culinary and cocktail trends, wineries, distilleries, hotels, resorts, travel trends, spas, safaris, fashion, tech, gadgets, gear and adventure travel. Loftus has written thousands of articles and has contributed to nearly 100 media outlets, from regional to national and international magazines, papers and websites.

Loftus and her work have appeared in media outlets throughout the world including CNBC, Reuters, Yahoo, London Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, About.com, NY Daily News, Toronto’s Globe & Mail, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, Dubai’s Gulf News, La Opinion (# 1 Spanish speaking paper), Grazia Magazine (UK), NUVO Magazine (Canada), Lucire (New Zealand), Simply Her (Singapore), Chichaku (China), Travel Weekly, TravelMole, Travel Age West, Sherman’s Travel, Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Hampton’s Magazine, Societe Perrier, Zink Magazine, Arizona Foothills, Estates West Magazine, NY’s Resident Magazine, Food & Beverage Magazine, Tasting Panel, Beverage Industry News (BIN), OK! Magazine, TV Guide and several others. .

You can follow Karen Loftus, her global travels and her sassy adventures on Twitter: @LAKarenLoftus

To see more of Karen’s travel, adventures and background, click the links below:
Travel Video, A Lofty Life
Global Gallery, Lofty Photography
LinkedIn Profile

For more INFORMATION, questions, payment arrangements via PayPal or check, or if you just want to say hi, please contact KAREN LOFTUS: karenlofty@gmail.com

* Bring notepad, paper, computer or tablet to take notes and for in class exercises.

Travel talk, bites, beverages drinks and general mischief at the Tellus bar after.