Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Travel Writing in the Digital Age

Organised by: Singapore Book Council
  • Date:
    14 Sep 2019
  • Time:
    9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Venue:
    Training Room, Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
    Training Room, Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053Training Room, Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
  • Language:
    Conducted in English

Synopsis:

Travel writing, one of the oldest genres of literature, has evolved from Richard Hakluyt's 16th-Century compendium of items for a whaling expedition to 280 character tweets by @twobadtourists. In the age of 'Instagram points' and commercialisation of traditional hospitality seen in the rise of Airbnb, what can a travel writer now write about?

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