Travel Writing 101 with Tharik Hussain
Have you ever wanted to write about your travels, but not been sure where to begin? Perhaps you’ve already written about a special place and want to know where else your writing could take you? Or maybe you’re a seasoned traveler looking to carve your own path in the travel writing industry?
If any of these sound like you, why not join us for this workshop in which you’ll learn tricks of the travel writing trade from bestselling travel writer, author and journalist Tharik Hussain.
In this friendly workshop, Tharik will guide you through discussions and writing exercises that will help you to:
- Understand what makes a great piece of travel writing, and what techniques to use
- Bring a place to life for your reader, no matter how familiar or even mundane it may seem at first
- Learn about this exciting and popular genre and finding your niche in the travel writing industry
You’ll also have time to ask Tharik your questions about the craft and industry of travel writing.
This workshop will take place in person at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply →
About Tharik Hussain
Tharik Hussain is an author, travel writer and journalist specialising in Muslim heritage and culture. His debut book, Minarets in the Mountains; A Journey into Muslim Europe, has been shortlisted for the 2022 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award and was longlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize. It was named a Book of the Year by the New Statesman, Prospect Magazine and the Times Literary Supplement, and a Travel Book of the Year by The Washington Post and Newsweek. Minarets in the Mountains is the first book by a travel writer to explore indigenous Muslim Europe, and the first to do so through the eyes of a Muslim writer.
Tharik is also the author of several travel guides for Lonely Planet, including Saudi Arabia (shortlisted for the 2020 Travel Media Awards), Bahrain, Thailand, London and Great Britain, and he has written about encountering Muslim cultures and heritage across the globe for various media publications. In 2017 he was named one of the UK’s most inspiring British Bangladeshis and in 2016 his BBC World Service radio documentary, America’s Mosques; a story of integration, won Best Religious Program at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Awards.
Tharik is a Fellow of the Centre of Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen, an advisor to the Institute of Islamic Art Thailand and has an MA in Islamic Studies.