Journeys in Non-Fiction with Jini Reddy

Saturday 7 September
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
10.00 - 12.30
£ 45.00 - £35.00 conc

Join critically acclaimed author and journalist Jini Reddy for a transformative workshop where you will explore the richness of contemporary travel writing.

How might you weave a journey into your non-fiction writing?

In this session, Jini will lead you through the many forms of travel writing, including post-colonial travel literature, crossover with memoir and other narrative non-fiction forms.

Together, we’ll analyse examples of travel writing, consider the practicalities of writing in the genre, and experiment with writing exercises  that will equip you with the skills to write about your journeys.


Part of NCW Academy

Jini Reddy


Jini is an author and journalist. Her second book, Wanderland: A Search for Magic in the Landscape (Bloomsbury, 2020), was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award for Travel Book of the Year and the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing. Her first, Wild Times (Bradt, 2016), was awarded the Adele Evans Award at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards and was shortlisted for the Travel Media Awards. She has contributed to several anthologies, including the landmark Women on Nature (Unbound, 2021). Image © Lucy Kane

NCW Academy Bursary Programme

There is one bursary space available for this workshop.

You are eligible to apply for an NCW bursary if:

  • You are a full-time student or pensioner
  • You are in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance, Disability Benefits, Income Support, Universal Credit or Working Tax Credits
  • You have an income of less than £18,000 per year
  • If none of these apply but you feel you are still eligible, you may be asked to submit a signed declaration outlining your circumstances.

To apply for the bursary placement, email [email protected] with the name of the course/workshop you would like to attend. Please also attach one of the following proofs of low income listed here.

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