Free workshop on writing travel narratives

December 17, 2014

Fiona Lama, a published writer on, will present How to Write a Travel Narrative, on Saturday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. This free workshop is open to the public.

Lama will discuss the elements which make travel narratives unique and different from other nonfiction essays, including travelogues. Those attending will have some time to draft the beginning of their own travel narrative or bring in their written narrative to receive feedback. Advice on where to get travel narratives published will also be available.

Lama draws on her careers, education and experience as an adjunct English teacher at Santa Fe College, a library specialist at the Alachua County Library District, an online graduate student of Southern New Hampshire and a seasoned traveler. So far, Lama has visited Europe 20 times and made an additional 40 trips to England. She also lived and worked in Korea in 1997. Lama has two published essays, Facing Fear in Lovely London and I Saw Dead People. She has a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her second Master's in English and Creative Writing.

For more information contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909 or


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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