The Art of Travel Writing

Jonathan Garfinkel | © Arianna Tortora

Creative Writing Weekend Workshop mit Jonathan Garfinkel, Berlin

Do you love to travel? Do you dream of writing about your adventures and turning it into something publishable? We hope to answer these questions – and more – at the exciting creative writing weekend workshop, „The Art of Travel Writing“, led by Berlin-based, Canadian author Jonathan Garfinkel. Garfinkel has traveled the world extensively – Alaska, Cuba, Mexico, Georgia, Israel/Palestine, Pakistan, Italy. His travels find their way into his poetry, novels, journalism, memoir and plays. His writing begs the question: what is the art in transforming travel scribbles and diary entries into a publicly read literature? Participants will be asked in advance to submit a writing sample they wish to develop and have critiqued. Friday night will begin with Jonathan Garfinkel speaking about and reading from selected works, discussing the process he uses in his writing, as well as various ethical, artistic and political concerns in his approach to writing. Saturday will be spent discussing and critiquing each other’s writing samples, including on-site editing, as well as advice for how to publish. Sunday there will be a matinee reading of selected participants’ works, including a discussion with the audience. This is a unique opportunity to polish and develop your writing craft!

Friday, Feb 23, 7-9pm: opening meeting
Saturday, Feb 24, 9.30am-12.30 & 2-5pm: Workshop Sessions
Sunday, FFeb 25, 11am: Open Matinee

Admission: € 80 / 60 (CSH-Mitglieder) / special reduced fee for students: for more info, please contact us at programm[at]carl-schurz-haus.de
Please register by February 16 here.
Event Language: English

Weingut und Brennerei Andreas Dilger, Urachstr. 3
Fr, 23.Feb.2024 um 19:00
So, 25.Feb.2024 um 11:00