Explore ways to elevate your travel writing from straight reportage or a magazine article to something more complex: a travel memoir. Celebrated author Claire Scobie will teach you how to impress your reader with credible characters, dialogue and a compelling plot. She will also cover the popular genres of narrative and literary travel writing. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the creative tools to craft a story with believable dialogue, atmosphere, tension and revelation.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.

Claire Scobie (Australian)

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Claire Scobie is the award-winning author of Last Seen in Lhasa and The Pagoda Tree, chosen by Good Reading magazine as one of their Best Fiction Reads 2013. She has lived and worked in the UK, India and now Sydney. She writes for numerous publications, including London’s Daily Telegraph, and contributes to The Sydney Morning Herald. Claire advises companies and leaders on how to harness the power of storytelling as a strategic business tool. She runs writing workshops across Australia, retreats in Italy and hosts Abercrombie & Kent’s literary tour to India. In 2013 she completed a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney.