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Sunday, February 2 • 11:00 - 11:45
How to write… The long read

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Everyone wants to write that Big Read. But how do you structure a story of 2,000 words or more, so that it sustains your readers’ interest, and really nails down that destination you love? From tricky beginnings and endings, to signposting, and pacing, using quotes and developing a voice, our panel lays out the dos and don’ts of long-form travel writing.

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Glen Mutel

Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Glen is executive editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK) and has been the editor of its quarterly spin-off Food title since its launch in spring 2018.

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Adrian Phillips

Managing Director, Bradt Travel Guides
Adrian is managing director of Bradt Travel Guides (the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher), as well as a travel writer and broadcaster who contributes regularly to media including National Geographic Traveller (UK), the BBC and ITV. His recent awards include Consumer... Read More →
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Emma Gregg

Freelance travel writer
Emma is a multi-award-winning travel journalist, specialising in responsible travel with a nature, culture and conservation focus. She’s a former editor of Travel Africa magazine, the author of several Rough Guides and has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller... Read More →
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Julia Buckley

Freelance travel writer
Former travel editor at the Independent, Evening Standard and i, Julia specialises in Italy, the US, and hotels, and writes the monthly Where to Stay column for National Geographic Traveller (UK). She wrote travel-health memoir Heal Me and won Best Consumer Feature at the Travel... Read More →

Sunday February 2, 2020 11:00 - 11:45 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room Cayley