Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - April 6, 2018

With a little practice, your snapshots, postcards, tweets, and scribbled notes can be crafted into a unique story — and in this one-of-a-kind workshop, you'll learn the secrets that travel writers swear by to turn those creative sparks into narrative arcs. Join Charlotte Austin, a Seattle-based adventure/travel writer and mountain guide, to learn more.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Mountaineers Super Volunteer
March 25, 2018

We're very excited to host Charlotte Austin,  IMG mountain guide and adventure writer, for an evening writing workshop. Whether you're an experienced author, part-time blogger, or curious novice, this unique workshop will give you a glimpse into the wide world of travel writing and help you hone your storytelling and adventure writing skills!

Everyone can be a travel writer, but not everyone knows it! With a little practice, your snapshots, postcards, tweets, and scribbled notes can be crafted into a unique story — and in this one-of-a-kind workshop, you'll learn the secrets that travel writers swear by to turn those creative sparks into narrative arcs.

Join Charlotte Austin, Seattle native, adventure/travel writer and mountain guide, to learn tricks of the trade, share secrets of the travel writing industry, and discover helpful hacks to craft your individual story. No experience is necessary; just bring an open mind, a laptop or pen or pencil and notebook, and your creative sense of curiosity. Whether you're brand-new to writing, interested in blogging, or want to pursue publication, you'll leave this workshop one step closer to meeting your goals.

**All levels welcome. Whether this is your first foray into travel writing, you're an already-published veteran, or have taken Charlotte's workshops before, this hands-on event will bring a brand-new curriculum to mix things up and give you a chance to practice your writing, get feedback from Charlotte and your peers, and ask questions about next steps. 

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About Charlotte

Charlotte Austin is an award-winning adventure writer and international mountain guide living in Seattle, Washington. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Saint Andrews (in Scotland) and at the University of Washington (in Seattle), where she 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.  

When she's not writing, Charlotte works for International Mountain Guides, where she lead climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world. She's guided in North and South America, Europe, Alaska, Patagonia, and Nepal. She is a Wilderness EMT, a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer, and holds Level 2 certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Education and Training (AIARE). She also recently became an extra class ham radio operator. 

Charlotte's work has included a feature story about why there aren't more women in alpinisma study of how understanding the science of gender can be a helpful tool in the mountains, and an essay about how debriefing after hard experiences could save your life. In 2017, she spoke at the Cody Ice Festival, led an expedition to climb Denali, guided a team of climbers to the top of Mount Elbrus (18,510'), and summited the tallest mountain in Mongolia. She also lectures and is an accomplished public speaker. 

Charlotte lives with Patrick, her boyfriend, and Huckleberry, her Lab-Great Dane mix. To train for her life of adventure, Charlotte enjoys FlyWheel, lifting weights, hiking, and cross-training. She is a Oiselle muse and an athlete ambassador for Vasque footwear, Native eyewear, and Muir Energy gel. To learn more about Charlotte, visit www.charlotteaustin.com and check out her Instagram at instagram.com/charlotteaustin.