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Sunday, February 2 • 17:00 - 17:45
Travel writing 2.0

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Quick-access content may define our age, but where does travel writing sit in the era of entertainment immediacy? Does the celebrity-led travelogue and sponsored content reign supreme, or is the age of the Big Read back, with in depth investigative stories once again rising to prominence? Our award-winning panellists sit down for the Big Debate.

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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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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 →
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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 →
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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 17:00 - 17:45 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room Cayley