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Travel Writing Masterclass

National Geographic Traveller and the National Geographic Store Launches Travel Writing Masterclass in association with Travellers’ Tales
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LONDON (31 October 2014) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the National Geographic London Store have launched a Travel Writing Masterclass in association with Travellers’ Tales.

The inaugural travel writing Masterclass will offer a unique opportunity to learn from the influential editors behind one of the UK’s most successful travel magazines and independent agency, Travellers' Tales, who will share their expertise and inspire you to put pen to paper.

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, UK said: “This is an excellent opportunity to meet the key players behind the magazine, and from the industry, to understand what it is they look for when they are commissioning and selecting features for the title whether it’s online or in print. This could be the first of many!”

The Travel Writing Masterclass will cover the following areas:

• Turning travels into stories
• How to get your work published
• How to set up a travel blog

One of the lucky attendees will also have the opportunity to have their work published on the National Geographic Traveller website and in the magazine. A task will be set at the end of the session and a critique can be booked after the day from Travellers’ Tales. A goody bag will also be given featuring a copy of the magazine, a 10% discount voucher in-store, and a branded bag, plus more.

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2014
Course fee: £55.
Earlybird offer: £45 (Book by 9 November)
Course length: 2 hours
Venue: National Geographic London Store, 102A Brompton Rd, London SW3 1JJ.

Speakers include:

Pat Riddell, Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Glen Mutel, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Sarah Barrell, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK) & Freelance Travel Journalist
Jonathan Lorie, Travellers’ Tales

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives, all focused on the brand’s theme “All Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic London Store: From gifts to travel products, visit this flagship store in Knightsbridge.

Travellers Tales: This specialist training agency features the crop of today’s finest travel writers, photographers and editors.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


For Editorial Enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, Editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

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