Following a successful November 2014 launch on Koh Phangan, the Tropical Writers’ Workshop returns – this time on stunning Koh Samui. Taking place from March 1-15 at Al’s Resort on Chaweng’s beachfront, the 2015 workshop will teach budding scribes the fundamentals of writing well, including the practical skills needed to excel in writing for guidebooks, newspapers and magazines, and travel websites and blogs. Students will also learn how to create a portfolio, how to market themselves, and build an online presence through social media.
The courses – by the end of which each student will be a published writer – are taught by instructors who are experts in their field, including Joe Cummings, famed travel writer (and currently the Editor-at-Large for Bangkok 101); Carl Heaton, founder of Web Courses Bangkok and web consultant for the United Nations; and social media innovator Adam Sharpe, former digital strategy coordinator for MTV EXIT. Writing skills and theory will be taught by journalist, author and editor Kaila Krayewski, social media content writer for the Shangri-La Hotel Group, and founder of Archipelago Communications on Koh Phangan.
Course prices start at B35000 for a shared room, with private rooms available for B50000, inclusive of 14 nights’ accommodation at Al’s Resort, full tuition, website domain and hosting, and much more. Individual courses can be purchased as well. Visit TropicalWritersWorkshop.com for further information and bookings.