thomas m wilson

Classic Travel Writing – Starting 1 March 2023

February 6th, 2023

In this weekly course, we’ll look at a selection of classic travel writers, from an Australian scientist’s adventures in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, to a warts-and-all description of a journey from north to south over the African continent, and an errant Englishman’s trip down India’s most sacred river, Mother Ganga. We will finish by reading On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope, an amazing account of travel through the Eurasian steppe, by one of Australia’s great adventurers. We will think about what motivated such travel writers to leave the security of home and set forth on a voyage of discovery and adventure.

For more information and to register for the course please follow this link to Eventbrite.