Wanderlust Travel Writing Talk
12.15PM SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Had an incredible adventure? Travelled somewhere amazing? We all want to share our experiences but how do you write about your's in a way that people will want to read? And where and how can you get it published? From blogs to books, websites to magazines, author and Wanderlust magazine editor Phoebe Smith, author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, reveals her expert tips, common mistakes to avoid and helpful advice for writing, pitching and publishing your stories.
Phoebe will be joined by panelists Cycling Weekly Fitness Editor Hannah Reynolds, author of France En Velo, The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice and Steve Chilton, author of It's a Hill, Get Over It - Fellrunning’s History and Characters.
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY STUDENT SPECIAL PRICE (LIMITED TO TEN SEATS): £10
PACKAGE: HOW TO BECOME A TRAVEL WRITER TALK + HALF PRICE ENTRY TO PHOTOGRAPHY TALK - ONLY £25. Hear pro photographer Lukasz Warzecha's talk at the Pavilion Arts Centre at 10.30am then Phoebe Smith & panel's Travel Talk at 12.15pm.
LOCATION: NOTE THIS TALK WILL BE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY'S DEVONSHIRE DOME (SEE MAP BELOW)
About Phoebe and Wanderlust
Travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands, to meeting sea gypsies in Burma and watching the Northern Lights from a heated wigwam above the Arctic Circle.
She is editor of Wanderlust, our marvellous media partner, and author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper.
In addition to writing Phoebe has appeared on radio and TV talking wild camping, travel and women in the outdoors.
Hannah Reynolds has worked in the cycling press for 13 years and is the Fitness Editor for IPC titles Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active and Cycling Fitness. Her most recent book (written with John Walsh) is France En Velo, The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice.
She is also co-author of Bloomsbury publication “Fitter, Faster, Further” a guide to sportive preparation.
Hannah will also be chairing our Cyclists Question Time Panel at 2pm on Sunday, interviewing Emma O'Reilly at 2pm on Saturday and introducing Karen Darke at midday on Sunday.
Award-winning author of It’s A Hill, Get Over It – Fellrunning’s History and Characters, Steve Chilton is a committed runner and qualified athletics coach with considerable experience of fell running, and a marathon PB of 2-34-53. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association (FRA).
In a long running career he has run in many of the classic fell races (particularly in the Lakes), as well as mountain marathons, and has also completed the Cuillin Traverse. He is currently Lead Academic Developer at Middlesex University.
It's a Hill, Get Over It, was the winner of Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition at the 2014 Lakeland Book Of The Year awards and is shortlisted for this year's prestigious Boardman Tasker Award at the Kendal Mountain Festival. Follow Steve's blog: http://itsahill.wordpress.com/
Steve will be interviewing record-breaking fell-runner Steve BIrkinshaw at 8pm on Sunday.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DEVONSHIRE DOME - 5 MINS WALK FROM THE PAVILION ARTS CENTRE