EVENT: Adventure Storytelling: A Travel Writing & Outdoor Photography Workshop

Posted by Adventure 16 | 03.30.2017

Join us for a one-night adventure writing and photography workshop with these two outdoor industry badasses! With a little practice, your snapshots, postcards, tweets, and scribbled notes can be crafted into a unique narrative — and in this one-of-a-kind workshop, you'll learn the secrets that outdoor storytellers swear by to turn those creative sparks into polished stories and published photos. Whether you're a climber, skier, hiker, alpinist, surfer, or weekend warrior, these pros have been there — and they're stoked to share what they've learned.

Join Charlotte Austin (travel/adventure writer and international mountain guide) and Kat Carney (outdoor photographer and climber/canyoneer/surfer) to learn tricks of the trade, share secrets of the travel writing industry, get hands-on, and get practical tips for shooting, editing, and publishing your photos. Writers, photographers, and artists of all experience levels and mediums are welcome — wherever you are in the creative process, you'll leave with concrete and helpful hacks to immediately start crafting your individual story. 

The evening will consist of three parts. Charlotte will lead a high-energy, hands-on writing workshop, which will include exciting prompts, constructive feedback, tips for incorporating writing into expeditions/trips, and a discussion about formatting your stories to keep your reader's attention. Kat will discuss story-telling through images, tips for dynamic composition and lighting, and tricks of the trade to create visual interest anywhere. Then there will be a Q&A session about publishing, how to pitch stories, working in the outdoor industry, etc. If you're interested in getting sponsored, selling blog posts, or just telling better stories on Instagram, this is the place to bring your burning questions.

HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30; WORKSHOP: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday, April 4: A16 San Diego Store; COST: $25--Advance Ticket Purchase Required
Thursday, April 6: A16 West L.A. Store; Cost $25--Advance Ticket Purchase Required
No experience is necessary; just bring an open mind, a laptop or pen or pencil and notebook, and your creative sense of curiosity. Whether you're brand-new to writing, a hobby photographer, interested in blogging, or want to pursue publication, you'll leave this workshop one step closer to meeting your goals.