Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - Oct 30

Join acclaimed adventure writer and IMG mountain guide Charlotte Austin at this unique workshop, where you can hone your storytelling and adventure writing skills!
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Foothills Branch Leader & Super Volunteer
October 25, 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 and again in May for three-hour adventure writing workshops, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive — so we've decided to invite her back for more!  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 all experience levels. Whether or not you came to the first two events, feel free to join us for this one  — 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, something to write with (laptop or pen/pencil), 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 two workshops sold out, and there were no tickets available at the door - buy your advance ticket now so that you are sure to have a spot!




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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Jack Ponting
Jack Ponting says:
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 2:00 AM

<a href="">Good</a> Post.