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Are you an aspiring freelance writer with a hankering for meaningful, conscious travel?

Immerse yourself in a month-long freelance and travel writing workshop with Astray and learn the art of narrative storytelling, ethical journalism and getting published. Live with a bunch of like-minded new friends, wrap your mouth around a new language, soak up cultural knowledge and attend daily writing workshops on topics ranging from creative non-fiction and investigative feature writing to pitching to an editor and starting your own publication. Designed to give real-world experience, act as a bridge between theory and practice and make the media world more accessible, our courses are perfect for emerging writers who want to launch themselves into a writing career but need a bit of guidance (and/or a kick up the bum) to do so.

Are you an aspiring freelance writer with a hankering for meaningful, conscious travel?

Immerse yourself in a month-long freelance and travel writing workshop with Astray and learn the art of narrative storytelling, ethical journalism and getting published. Live with a bunch of like-minded new friends, wrap your mouth around a new language, soak up cultural knowledge and attend daily writing workshops on topics ranging from creative non-fiction and investigative feature writing to pitching to an editor and starting your own publication. Designed to give real-world experience, act as a bridge between theory and practice and make the media world more accessible, our courses are perfect for emerging writers who want to launch themselves into a writing career but need a bit of guidance (and/or a kick up the bum) to do so.

 

nipaluna/Hobart, Australia

Next Program: November 25 – December 23, 2022

Live in an adorable guesthouse in the most charming part of the city, attend daily writing workshops and learn about palawa/pakana culture. Work-wise, you’ll penning one of your own stories and, in a small team, will produce a travel guide to nipaluna/Hobart.

 

 

Tokyo, Japan

Next Program: January 15 – February 12, 2023

Snooze in a quaint city neighbourhood, learn to order ramen in Japanese and refine your journalism skills with daily writing workshops in bustling Shinjuku. Work-wise, you’ll write one story and, in a small team, will produce a travel guide to the glimmering capital that is Tokyo.

 

 

Bali, Indonesia

Next Program: June 28 – July 25, 2023

Snooze amongst the rice paddies in lush twin-share bungalows out the back of Canggu, learn Bahasa Indonesia and attend writing classes daily. Work-wise, you’ll be writing one story and, in a small group, will create a travel guide to somewhere in Southern Bali.

 

 

 


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Astray is run by a team of writers who mostly live, work and play in lutruwita/Tasmania. With reverence, we acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the rightful custodians of the land, which was stolen and never ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.