Writing Workshops

Always dreamed of being a freelance writer, but never really had a bloody clue where to begin? Join one of our Freelance and Travel Writing programs. Already got a fairly solid grip on writing, but want to get deeper with your investigative and long-form reporting? Come along to an Investigative Journalism Workshop. Don’t want to commit a trip away and just want to get started on your writing career from home? Have a suss of our eCourse on How To Pitch, Get Published and Get Paid.

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We’ve moved the most popular component of our writing workshops online: How to Pitch, Get Published and Get Paid. Let us walk you through what it takes to get your work published — with how-to guides, tips, contacts, videos, examples and personalised feedback.

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7 days, from $1599

Freelance and Travel Writing Retreat: Byron Bay, Australia

Bundjalung Country

Soak up peachy sunsets, surf with dolphins and sleep in a funky beachhouse as you learn the basics of freelance and travel writing, pitching to an editor and getting published. This intensive workshop is focused on storytelling, creativity, adventure and connection, and is strictly limited to eight people.

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Four weeks, from $2550

Freelance and Travel Writing Workshop: Cairns, Australia

Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Country

Spend a month exploring tropical North Queensland, from the reef to the rainforest. Attend daily workshops focused on the ins and outs of freelance writing, pitching to an editor and starting your own publication. You’ll also be penning your own killer story and, in a small team, will produce a travel guide to Cairns.

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7 days, from $1550

Investigative Journalism Workshop: North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Quandamooka Country

Hop on a ferry to an island paradise and spend a week learning how to hold power accountable with the editors of New Matilda and Global Hobo. Stay in lush villa across the road from the beach and fill your free time with ocean swims and long walks.

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All our overseas travel-writing workshops are currently suspended until further notice due to COVID. :'(
In the meantime, we’re sinking our teeth into our own backyard, hosting domestic writing workshops from Byron Bay to Cairns. We send our warmest well wishes to our language schools, accommodation providers and friends in Bali, Tokyo and Barcelona. Stay safe until we can meet again!

Canggu, Bali

Live amongst the rice paddies in lush twin-share bungalows, learn Bahasa Indonesia and attend daily writing workshops with passionate young people who work in the travel, pop culture, surf and skate media industry.

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Tokyo, Japan

Sleep on a futon in a quaint city neighbourhood, learn to order ramen and beer in Japanese and refine your digital journalism skills with writers and editors from the travel, music, pop culture and news media industry.

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Barcelona, Spain

Indulge in long lunches, summer fiestas and afternoon siestas in the cosmopolitan Catalan capital, all the while learning español and attending workshops with editors and writers from the travel, surf, culture and music media industry.

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Wanna know who’ll be teaching? How we choose candidates? Whether you can go on a payment plan, where your money goes and what sort of stuff you’ll be learning?


Find out about the program from the horse’s mouth by reading the reviews of students we’ve hosted before in Japan, Bali and Spain.