Write Around The World

A weekend travel workshop with John Krich

The Workshop:

Travel writing is a literary genre that is an art in itself. Ever since his groundbreaking travelogue Music in Every Room: Around the World in a Bad Mood John Krich has been among the leading American practitioners of capturing destinations in prose – contributing to Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Vogue and numerous travel anthologies. This weekend workshop will feature in-class exercises to bring out the seeker after revelations of the road and expose students to the various approaches utilized by modern masters of the travel book. Learn how to identify the “quest” in every journey, and which journeys will be the most inspiring and marketable, how to stalk and cultivate a “sense of place,” how to draw upon narrative techniques of suspense and dialogue, how to fashion vivid descriptions and best merge historical research with meaningful local encounters and above all, highlight travel as act of cross-cultural discovery. Learn how to go beyond Trip Advisor or blog entries and jumpstart a career in going away for pay.

Dates: 22 & 23rd August 2015

Time: 2-6 pm Saturday (22nd) & 10am – 2pm Sunday (23rd)

Venue: Studio 2, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, 60000, Kuala Lumpur

Each workshop will run for 4 hours over 2 days or 8 hours in total.

Maximum number of Participants: 12

Cost for participants: RM 800

 Medium of Instruction: English

*Copyright of all work produced at the KL Writers Workshop remains with the author. The KL Writers Workshop is not responsible or liable for any work produced in our writing workshops.


krich pic 3John Krich is an American writer whose first travel book, Music in Every Room: Around the World in a Bad Mood, is considered a classic of the genre. A PEN/Hemingway prize-winning novelist and former feature writer and food columnist for the Wall St. Journal Asia, he has been a lifelong contributor to major travel magazines and newspaper travel sections, including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, European Travel and Life, Escape, The New York Times, The San Francisco Examiner and has been anthologized in many Travelers Tales collections. He has also published three books of travel literature centered around his favorite passions: Brazilian music, Latin American baseball and searching for the World’s Best Chinese Restaurant. He has been awarded two National Endowment of the Arts Literary Fellowships and has previously taught courses on travel writing in San Francisco, Berkeley, Bangkok and Penang.