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Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.

Travel Writing (and Nonfiction)

Condensed course in nonfiction, but “on the hoof.” 

Learn how to write an engaging, lively travel piece – and by extension any nonfiction story for publication – through a carefully structured series of lessons and exercises. (This is not a read-and-critique workshop.) The workshop starts broadly by examining the many categories of travel pieces, then narrows the focus.

You’ll learn how to organize your raw material into a story (with special attention to leads and conclusions), mine your memories to create scenes and descriptions, and come up with sentences and words that pop off the page.

Jerry also reveals how to snag tax write-offs and free travel, if that’s of interest!

Message to Students

Travel writing gives you a lifelong education in everything from architecture to zoology, and opens up a richer, deeper life for you — and your readers. My workshop takes a systematic approach for maximum learning; I recommend you come on the first day, but you’re welcome any time.


Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr. is a nonfiction and travel writer whose credits include more than 600 articles and 11 books, among them travel guides for National Geographic and the Smithsonian. His popular book My Favorite Place on Earth (Nat Geo), features 75 remarkable people — from the Dalai Lama to Jane Goodall to Jerry Seinfeld — revealing the places they love most. Dunn Jr.’s work has won three Lowell Thomas Awards, the “Oscars” of the field, from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has also been a staff editor-writer at National Geographic Traveler magazine, contributing editor at Islands, and editor-in-chief of Santa Barbara Magazine. He has taught Travel Writing workshops for 27 years.