Travel writing: place and memory
with Suzanne Joinson and Agustinus Wibowo
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Travel writing offers a unique opportunity to explore fascinating locations and at the same time reveal forgotten depths of our own experiences and memories. With the expert guidance of travel writers Suzanne Joinson (UK, author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar) and Agustinus Wibowo (Indonesia, author of Ground Zero), in this workshop you’ll use the evocative power of both place and memory, fact and fiction, to create spellbinding works of travel writing.
Book both workshops at the same time to receive a 10% discount on ticket price (discount will be automatically generated when both events are in your basket). However, it is not necessary to attend both workshops.
About the tutors
Suzanne Joinson is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction whose work has appeared in, among other places, the New York Times, Vogue UK, Aeon, Lonely Planet collections of travel writing and the Independent on Sunday. Her first novel, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar (2012) was a US National Bestseller, a Guardian/Observer Book of the Year 2012 and was translated into 16 languages. It was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin literary award 2014. Her second novel, The Photographer’s Wife, was Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review. Suzanne lives in Sussex, UK. Website
‘Sheer beauty stalks the empty spaces of this stubborn, lyrical novel.’ – Editor’s Choice, New York Times Book Review
Agustinus Wibowo is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing, where he pursued his bachelor degree in Tsinghua University, and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey took him across the Himalayas, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed for three years in Afghanistan, until 2009. His first book was Selimut Debu (A Blanket of Dust, 2010), chronicles his journey in Afghanistan. It was followed by Garis Batas (Borderlines: A Journey through Central Asia, 2011), which examines issues of borderlines across ex-Soviet republics, including psychological borders and the search for national identity. Through his third book, Titik Nol (Ground Zero, 2013), he has pioneered a new genre in Indonesian travel literature by allowing readers to experience the writer’s physical, spiritual and emotional journey as they contemplate their own conflicts and anxieties. The English version of Titik Nol, Ground Zero: When Journey Takes You Home, was released in 2015. Agustinus speaks many languages, has translated novels from Chinese to Indonesian, and currently lives in Jakarta. Website