You spoke.

You said you wanted a chance to work on your craft, to burrow in and tackle the meatier process of crafting great writing. You said you wanted to write, re-write, and re-write again, then share your writing with others who have sweated through that same process. You said you wanted time to learn more about writing and to work on your craft.

We listened.

In Toronto and Dublin last year, we created a half day writing workshop, although we had to to limit participants in order to ensure that everyone received individual attention. In both locations, the slots filled up fast. Really fast. And as we reviewed the surveys from both locations, it became clear that you not only liked the workshop approach, but that you wanted more.

So this year, we’re bringing you more. We are very excited to announce our small, hands on, in depth, highly focused Travel Writing Workshop at TBEX, with registration opening today.

Our 2-day travel writing workshop will be led by David Farley, a published author, successful freelancer, and travel writing instructor at New York University and Columbia University. This is an opportunity to work with one of the industry’s best as he guides you through story ideas, structure, research, and pitching. Through class instruction, discussion, and writing exercises, Farley will help you workshop a piece of writing that may very well lead to your next big sale. We have a Facebook group set up so that you can meet one another before you get to Athens, ask advance questions of Farley, and get homework assignments that will help you get the most out of the workshop. Class size is limited to 12 people.

The TBEX Travel Writing Workshop

Here’s what you need to know to secure your spot in the TBEX Travel Writing Workshop.

Dates:  October 21-22, 2014. Participating in the workshop will leave you free to enjoy PRE-BEX activities on October 23rd.

Time:  Class meeting time will be announced later. You should plan to arrive in Athens no later than October 20th, fully prepared to start the workshop on October 21st.

Location:  Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (this is the venue for all the TBEX education sessions).

Fee:  $200. This is an add-on to standard TBEX registration. You  must be registered for TBEX Europe 2014 to register for this travel writing workshop. No refunds; transfers are permitted.

Head over to the TBEX Travel Writing Workshop registration page for a workshop synopsis and to sign up. Don’t miss out on this chance to hone your writing in an intimate workshop before the TBEX main event. This workshop WILL SELL OUT, so sign up now.

For those of you who miss out on this opportunity, you can catch David Farley’s session about Freelancing during the TBEX education program.

And a teaser:  If you’re hoping to hone your photography skills, stay tuned for an announcement next week about our photography workshop in Athens.