The craft of travel writing
|Friday 7th December||3:45-5:00||G11 3.60|
“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us,” Kahlil Gibran. How does one capture the sensory data at the heart of the travel experience? How does the writer map the visceral detail of new places, bringing them alive in concrete and specific detail for the reader? Panelists discuss their collective works, inspired by their travels. Join Heather Ellis, Shivaji Das and Ben Allmon, with Piia Mustamaki.
See detailed biography of panelists here.
Individual session tickets: $18 Full Price // $15 Concession.
This session is also included in a day pass or a 3 day program pass. Day Pass: $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Program Pass: $120 Full Price // $100 Concession.
Shivaji Das is the author of three travel memoirs and photography books. His work has appeared in TIME, Economist, BBC, and Asian Geographic. He is the conceptualizer of Migrant Poetry Contests in Singapore and Malaysia.
Piia Mustamaki is a Finnish writer, currently located in Abu Dhabi where she teaches NYU’s writing program. Travelling extensively, her travel writing has been published in Punctuate, The Cultureist, among others.
Heather Ellis is an author and a public speaker on sexual health and HIV, and the author of Ubuntu about her epic journey from south to north Africa during 1993 to 1994.
Benjamin Allmon is an author, journalist, musician, audio engineer, adventurer and film producer. Shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’ Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance, The Saltwater Story describes Allmon's three day sea voyage in traditional canoes with the Bundjalung-Yugambeh people of the Gold Coast, a journey not made in over a century.
Please choose your ticket type below - Single Session, Day Pass or a Festival Program Pass.
This session is also included as part of a day pass or three day program pass. Day Pass - $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Gives access to all session on the day of your selection, excluding workshops.
Full three day program pass - $120 Full Price // $100 Concession. Gives access to all sessions excluding workshops.