Marco Polo’s Noodles – Recipes for Good Travel Writing

Thomas Bird

Saturday, March 17, 2 pm – 4 pm | 250 RMB - purchase link

Have you ever asked yourself what constitutes good travel writing? In an attempt to answer this, and other pertinent questions, seasoned travel writer Thomas Bird will lead a workshop focusing specifically on travel feature writing. From discussing, reading and writing about travel, attendees will unearth the ingredients essential to crafting fine travel features of their own, stories that editors buy and readers read.  All are welcome.

Thomas Bird (小飞) is a Beijing-based writer concerned with travel, culture & ecology in the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies from SOAS, University of London and a Cycling Proficiency Certificate from the Ministry of Transport. He occasionally prints his musings in the Guardian, South China Morning Post, DestinAsian Magazine, CNNTravel, The Wire, LA Review of Books, Geographical Magazine and several other sympathetic publications. He has also contributed to several guidebooks including The Rough Guide to China. As his namesake suggests, Thomas is an avid bird watcher. He also likes rail travel, which has nothing to do with his name. Currently approaching middle age with the enthusiasm of a British train, Thomas finds himself in the unenviable position of a Mandarin-speaking rock musician who abides chiefly by immoderate craft beer consumption and the teachings of Zhuangzi. You can follow his journey at: www.thomasbird.info

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