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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | Great travel writing, feature writing, personal essay, and memoir engages the reader in a writer’s keenly observed experience. But how, in an age of distraction, do you train yourself to observe intently, to soak in details like a sponge? And how do you translate those experiences to the page? In this exploratory course, Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist and author Kim Brown Seely will share some of the tricks she’s learned in 30 years of “experiential” writing. She’ll start by sharing some of her favorite passages of experiential writing, then move into a shared activity designed to activate our senses and inspire new work.
Kim Brown Seely’s debut memoir, Uncharted (Sasquatch Books / Penguin Random House 2019), was recently named one of the “best retirement books of 2019” by the Wall Street Journal, although Seely is nowhere near retiring. Winner of the 2016 Lowell Thomas Journalist of the Year Award and the Lowell Thomas Award in Environmental Journalism, she worked for many years as senior editor at Travel & Leisure magazine, contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure, and travel editor at Microsoft. She is a contributing writer for Virtuoso Life magazine, where she has won nearly a dozen awards for her work. She serves on the board of Copper Canyon Press and divides her time between Bellevue, WA and Hailey, Idaho.