Free Travel and Writing Workshops in Salt Lake City
By Dave Fox
February 15, 2017
I’m on a quick trip to the United States right now – headed to Salt Lake City, where I’ll be giving a series of free talks and workshops on travel and writing next week. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you. Come say hi!
If you can’t come to Salt Lake City, we are hoping to post video from some of the events on YouTube after they are finished. If technology cooperates, we might also stream some events on Facebook Live as they happen. To be notified in advance of the live streams (if they happen), you can follow Globejotting on Facebook.
Here’s the schedule. (All times are Mountain Standard Time. If you’re looking for the video streams, the times will be different if you’re in a different time zone.) …
Wednesday, February 22
Travel Storytelling and the Joy of Culture Shock – Osher Lifelong Learning
An event for travelers (and other curious people) aged 50 and over: Bring your lunch and sit in on an hour of travel tales and Q&A focused around how to thrive in situations when you’re out of your element. (This is the only event with an age restriction. All other talks are open to everybody. The material at this presentation will be similar to my Saturday keynote at the Go Learn Travel Expo.)
When: Wednesday, February 22 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Fort Douglas Commander’s House
More info: https://continue.utah.edu/osher/lectures
Thursday, February 23
Travel and the Art of Storyfinding – MUSE Lunchtime Lecture
Our journeys are often short, but the stories we accumulate along the way can last a lifetime. I’ll share tales from my international adventures, and explain how you can have have richer, more meaningful cultural experiences – around the block or around the world.
When: Thursday, February 23 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Where: University of Utah – Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB) Room 109
Globejotting: How to Write the Stories of Your Journeys – MUSE Writing Workshop
Learn how to write scintillating travel tales! I’ll teach you how to write travel journals that capture the full spirit of your adventures, and how to then transform your personal diaries into stories readers will love. Regardless of your literary goals or current skill level, you’ll learn how to write in ways that enhance your journeys instead of gobbling up precious time, and discover how writing can make you a more observant and immersed traveler.
When: Thursday, February 23 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Where: University of Utah – LNCO Room 2110
Saturday, February 25
Go Learn Travel Expo – Keynote Address and Travel Journaling Workshops
I’ll be the keynote speaker at the University of Utah’s annual Go Learn Travel Expo. The topic of my talk will be “The Joy of Culture Shock.” Afterward, I’ll teach two 30-minute sessions on travel journaling. A travel photographer will be on hand to teach about iPhone photography, and you can learn about the university’s various travel programs. They’ll also have a raffle at the end of the day!
When: Saturday, February 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: University of Utah – Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
Full schedule and free registration