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SPJ offers travel writing seminar on Monday

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THE BASICS OF TRAVEL WRITING

MONDAY, May 2, 7 p.m., Seattle Times auditorium

Learn what it takes these days to make a go of travel writing, get tips on producing compelling travel stories and find out what editors are really looking for – and how to pitch them.

Free for members of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.  $10 for non-members.

Free parking and pizza included.

This program is part of the SPJ’s Spring continuing education series. For all the classes go to http://www.spjwash.org

The Seattle Times is located at 1120 John St., Seattle, in the South Lake Union area. WA 98109. Free parking is available in the visitors lot across John St. from the main entrance.

Please RSVP to Hilary Reeves at hilary.j.reeves.com

Speakers for this seminar:

Paul Frichtl, editor, Alaska Airlines Magazine

Cathy McDonald: freelance writer, author of The Seattle Times’ popular Walkabout column and editor/researcher for Rick Steves

Joe Myxter, travel editor, MSNBC.com

Chris Solomon, who writes for New York Times travel section, Outside, Ski Magazine and other publications

Moderator: Kristin Jackson, a travel writer and editor at The Seattle Times

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Take your writing skills to the next level – free workshop

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This announcement about University of Washington alumnus Jack Hart comes to us by way of AAJA member Karen Gaudette. Thanks, Karen!

Struggling with writer’s block? Let journalism alum Jack Hart (’68), the former managing editor of “The Oregonian,” and the author of “A Writer’s Coach,” help you overcome!

Space is limited, so register through the link to reserve a spot! http://uwcommwritingworkshop.eventbrite.com/

You can’t improve your writing without changing your writing process. And this three-hour workshop will take you through every step of the writing process, focusing on take-it-to-the-keyboard advice you can put to work right away.

You’ll learn how to develop better ideas, make your information-gathering more efficient, find a focus and draft quickly. You’ll fill your writing toolbox with new tips and tricks.
And, best of all, you’ll learn how to write without the pain that moved Gene Fowler to say, “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

Learn the essentials of good writing. Bring ideas to write about and something to write with — laptops are fine, but paper and pencil will work just as well.

Copies of Jack Hart’s book will be available at the event.

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