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Travel Writing with Mairi Hedderwick & Chris Stewart, Guest Nick Thorpe
Mon 12 Oct 2015 to Sat 17 Oct 2015
Our travel writing tutors have a singular way of looking at travel writing and the teaching of it. Expect some iconoclasm and unorthodoxy. Expect the passion that comes from loving the work

Expect some iconoclasm and unorthodoxy. Expect the passion that comes from loving the work. Expect humour and lightness, but by the end of the course, you will possess some of the knowledge they’ve gleaned from over a hundred years of experience.

Mairi Hedderwick’s travel writing includes Sea Change and A Hebridean Journey, both illustrated personal journeys with the backdrop of the Highlands and Islands. She is also the author and illustrator of many children’s books, the most popular being the Katie Morag series. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, she was awarded an Honorary Degree from Stirling University in 2003.

Chris Stewart was born in Sussex in 1951 to a family that barely knew the difference between a sheep and a pig. Through an unlikely concatenation of events he went to China in the eighties to write the first Rough Guide. Later he moved to a farm in the mountains of southern Spain, where he wrote Driving Over Lemons. He has just published his fifth book, Last Days of the Bus Club. www.drivingoverlemons.co.uk

Guest: Nick Thorpe
was born in 1970 and grew up near London, he now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young son. His latest book is Urban Worrier: Adventures in the Lost Art of Letting Go. Adrift in Caledonia: Boat-hitching for the Unenlightened (2006), charts his 2500-mile journey around Scotland by boat. Eight Men and a Duck, (2003) his critically-acclaimed first book, recounts his voyage to Easter Island by reed boat. www.nickthorpe.co.uk

Booking/application information: Online: http://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/courses/travel-mairi-hedderwick-chris-stewart-guest-nick-thorpe/ by phone: 014663 741 675 or email info@moniackmhor.org.uk 





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Location:
Moniack Mhor
Region(s):
Scotland
Price:
£550

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