Want to learn the tricks of the trade? Packed with essential advice, The Masterclasses are back for all budding travel writers and photographers.

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Sunday, February 2 • 12:00 - 12:45
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All travel writers should be skilled at thinking on their feet, but there are no short cuts to proper trip planning. Our panellists for this session will show you how to hit the ground running and get the best story. From researching the Big Idea, finding the best angle and seeking out sources and sponsorship to taking the best notes and trouble-shooting when it all goes wrong, we’ll show you how to plan the perfect trip, from lightbulb moment to layout.

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Maria Pieri

Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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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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Jonathan Lorie

Travel writer
Jonathan is the author of The Travel Writer's Way, a handbook for aspiring travel writers, and director of Travellers’ Tales, a training agency for travel writers. He has been a travel magazine editor and freelance travel writer for national magazines and newspapers and has taught... Read More →

Sunday February 2, 2020 12:00 - 12:45 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room Cayley