Jodie Noel Vinson

Jodie Noel Vinson received her MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College, where she developed a book about her literary travels. Her essays and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Creative Non-Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Nowhere Magazine, The Rumpus, Rain Taxi, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. Her work has been anthologized in Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing and selected as “Notable Essay” in The Best American Essays (2015 and 2016). Jodie lives in Seattle, where she is writing a book on insomnia. More at

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Introduction to Travel Writing - Getting from Here to There


Travel and writing sharpen our senses in much the same way, prompting us to look at the world in a new light. This six-week online course will introduce the themes, concepts, and skills that pertain to the increasingly popular genre of travel writing. We’ll explore our travel not just as an adventure to report, but as a lens through which we can examine our lives. The class will include helpful writing prompts, an overview of the development of the genre and the relevant place travel writing has in today’s global community, and an opportunity to shape your adventures into stories.

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