Writing, whether it is for your own pleasure or for publication, can be a solitary endeavor with limited opportunities for growth and feedback. Centralia College East is offering a three-part evening workshop to bring writers together to sharpen skills, learn about publication options, and share feedback under the tutelage of adventure writer and International Mountain Guide Charlotte Austin.
The class meets from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, and 16, at the Bean Tree Coffee House. (No host dinner is available.) The fee is $25. Register now by calling Centralia College East at 360-496-5022.
The focus for the writing workshop is travel writing, though you don’t have to be a world traveler to participate. A walk into your own backyard might be all the adventure needed! This is mainly a writing workshop, with travel writing used as the focus for sharpening skills.
Austin notes that travel writing requires a sense of adventure, a keen eye for detail, and a storyteller’s flair. Students will work on practical skills, including character sketches, point-of-view, and scene construction. She will also cover options for publishing, including essays, blogs, guidebooks, memoirs and articles. She encourages participants to bring their ideas, questions, favorite travel stories and a notebook to class. How much time you spend outside of the class writing is totally up to you!