Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - Jan 5, 2017

Join acclaimed adventure writer and IMG mountain guide Charlotte Austin at this unique workshop and hone your storytelling and adventure writing skills!
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Mountaineers Volunteer
December 19, 2016

We're very excited to be hosting IMG mountain guide and adventure writer Charlotte Austin for a one-night writing workshop. Whether you're an experienced author, part-time blogger, or curious novice, this class will give you a glimpse into the wide world of travel writing. 

Charlotte will share some readings from her extensive portfolio, then we'll enjoy a lecture, an engaging writing exercise, and practical tips and suggestions on how to edit, refine, and publish your unique stories.

Advance-purchase tickets are $12 for Mountaineers members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door on a space-available basis for $20, but space is limited so reserve your spot now.

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About Charlotte

I’m a writer, editor, and mountain guide living in Seattle, Washington. 

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Saint Andrews (in Scotland) and at the University of Washington (in Seattle), where I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies, then attended the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage in creative nonfiction. In October 2013, I was the writer-in-residence at the Oregon State University’s H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest as part of the Long Term Ecological Reflections (LTER) program. In February 2014, I led a panel on transmedia storytelling techniques at AWP in Seattle. In September 2014, I attended a month-long artist residency at Jentel in Wyoming.  In October 2014, I led an expedition along the Columbia River Water Trail.

When I’m not writing, I work for International Mountain Guides, where I lead climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world. I’ve guided in North and South America, Europe, Alaska, Patagonia, and Nepal. I’m a Wilderness EMT, a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer, and hold Level 2 certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Education and Training (AIARE). I recently became an extra class ham radio operator.

On my bucket list: A global circumnavigation on a sailboat with Huckleberry, my dog. The ability to bake the perfect popover. A winter in Bali. The perfect sports bra. An up-close underwater encounter with a manatee. The skills, time, and materials to build myself a cabin. A hug from the Dalai Llama.

To see even more from Charlotte, visit her website:

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