Travel Writing: A Grand Tour

Woman backpacker writing in journal overlooking mountain landscape

Class Dates

March 28, 2020

Meeting Days

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


ENR2 (UA Campus)



Course Instructor(s)

Following President Robbins’ call for cancellation of all University of Arizona programming, the Community Classroom Program is cancelling all remaining spring 2020 courses and workshops until further notice. Please check back for updates on when this course will be rescheduled.

Travel writing takes many shapes. Successful literary versions often explore the author's inner life, using a real journey as a jumping-off point. Good guidebooks make destinations come alive while providing practical information. In this three-hour workshop travel writer and editor Edie Jarolim will give an overview of the field, covering everything from travel magazine articles and blog posts to full-length memoirs and guidebooks. Participants will discuss the varying ways that a travel experience can be presented, and try their hands at gearing a story towards different audiences and outlets. Examples of travel writing to be discussed in class will be posted online in advance, and participants will be expected to share their writing and to give feedback on each other's work.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants.


Online registration for this course opens on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Refunds are available and need to be requested by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27. To drop the workshop, lease contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.

Location & Parking

This class meets in in the Environmental and Natural Resources Building 2 (ENR2), Room S225. The classroom is wheelchair accessible.

Plenty of free parking is available on Saturday south of Sixth Street in surface lots. You may also park in the Sixth Street Parking Garage, immediately east of the classroom building. The garage is on the south side of the campus between Park and Highland Avenues.