July 19 SWET Travel Writing Meet-up and Workshop (Tokyo)

Please note this was originally scheduled for July 18 but is now on July 19 because of event space availability.

Date: July 19, 2018 (Thurs.)
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. 

Location: Tokyo (Book House Café, Jimbocho, 2F Gulliver Room)
Come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Look for the SWET sign.

RSVP: Materials will be sent out prior to the meeting, so please contact Rob Goss in advance if you plan to participate in the workshop.

SWET’s new travel writing SIG will have its first official meeting in Tokyo on the evening of July 19 (Thur.). If you have an interest in the craft or business of travel writing, please save the date. The event will be split into two parts:

Part 1: What is travel writing?

Travel writing is a field that encompasses everything from hotel and restaurant reviews to destination guides, travel narratives and features on artisans. In this first hour we will have the opportunity to get to know each other while looking at the kind of work that gets published under the travel writing banner (and by who). There will be a selection of samples at the venue to highlight the variety of publications that publish travel-related writing and the varying types of travel writing itself. If you have samples you would like to bring and share, please do. The more the merrier.

Part 2: Pitching workshop

A great story is no good if it never gets published. It needs a great pitch. In this workshop we will look at simple guidelines for putting together pitches and contacting publications. We will then help each other tweak our own pitches and emails of introduction to publications. If you have a pitch or a draft of an introductory letter you would like the group to give feedback on, please email it to Rob Goss by July 15.