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Sunday, February 2 • 14:45 - 15:30
How to write… The short read

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Short, formatted features are where travel writing is heading — from the round-up to the the all-conquering listicle, the bite-sized city guide to the insider’s blog. They may not win you the Pulitzer Prize but they’re most journalist’s essential bread-and-butter work. But although they’re short can you ensure they’re sweet? It’s not as easy as it looks but this session will show you how.

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Nicola Trup

Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Nicola is a journalist focusing on travel and food. She’s associate editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), deputy editor of its Food title, and has contributed to numerous other publications including The Guardian and The Sunday Times.

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Jamie Lafferty

Travel writer
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Kate Simon

Freelance travel writer
Kate is a journalist with more than 30 years’ experience working for national newspapers and magazines. Since stepping down as travel editor of The Independent on Sunday in 2012, she’s gone on to write about travel for titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, i and... Read More →
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Pól Ó Conghaile

Travel Editor, Independent News & Media
The current British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year, Pól is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK). Pól is travel editor for INM’s Independent.ie and Weekend Magazine and the author of several books, including the award-winning Secret Dublin... Read More →


Sunday February 2, 2020 14:45 - 15:30
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room MG 28