All your travel writing questions answered
Join Fred de Vries, award-winning journalist and non-fiction author, for a free travel writing webinar.
This is your chance to ask everything you always wanted to know about any aspect of travel writing – from different styles available to you, how to tackle a particular piece, ethical questions, how to incorporate narrative writing, and much more.
Date: 26 August 2020
Time: 16:00 UK Time / 17:00 South African time
About the facilitator:
Fred de Vries is a Dutch writer/journalist, who moved to South Africa in 2003 to do research for a biography of Johannesburg Beat poet Sinclair Beiles. His books include Respect! (with Toine Heijmans), about hip-hop in Europe, Club Risiko, a look at 80s underground music in six cities, Afrikaners, volk op drift about the post-1994 fate of the Afrikaners which was translated into Afrikaans as Rigtingbedonnerd and Gehavende Stad with Erik Brus, an overview of 50 years of literature and music in Rotterdam.
He wrote about his travels for The Sunday Times and Sunday Independent, and taught travel writing as a guest lecturer at Wits. He had an interview column for The Weekender, which were collected in The Fred de Vries Interviews; From Abdullah to Zille. Afrikaners, volk op drift was nominated for Best Journalism Book and Best Travel Book in 2013.
De Vries was nominated for Correspondent of the Year in 2014 and 2015. His seventh book, Wiegelied voor de witte man: ras en muziek in het Amerikaanse Diepe Zuiden en Zuid-Afrika was published in October 2017.