Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - May 15, 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
March 30, 2017

We're very excited to be hosting IMG mountain guide and adventure writer Charlotte Austin again for an evening 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. 

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.

We hosted Charlotte Austin in January for a three-hour adventure writing workshop, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive — so we've decided to invite her back for more! Over the course of this year, Charlotte will be leading a three-part series of writing workshops. Each workshop will be a unique three-hour evening event covering a different angle of travel/adventure writing, and they're always open to writers of experience levels. Whether or not you came to the first event, feel free to join us for this one (the second of three) — we promise there will be new lessons, stories, and inspiration.

You'll 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.

Advance tickets are available for $12 for Mountaineers members and $15 for non-members (plus a small ticket processing fee). Charlotte's first workshop sold out so that no tickets were available at the door - buy your advance ticket now so that you are sure to have a spot!

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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: http://www.charlotteaustin.com/.


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