Just a decade ago, there were gloomy predictions of the death of the travel magazine, the guidebook and other forms of travel writing. And yet the sector is currently booming. In these days of Trip Advisor, Google, peer reviews and paid “influencers” is there still a place for travel writing and in all its forms? Is it less or more influential as it once was, and where is it heading? With the plethora of platforms and the abundance of information, in this session, Lyn Hughes and Brigid Benson will introduce their work and look at where travel writing is now, and ask what its influence is, and what lies ahead.
Writing and Publishing Sector Specialist, XpoNorth
Peter Urpeth is XpoNorth’s publishing sector specialist, with nearly twenty years of experience in developing and delivering development programmes for creative business in the Highlands and Islands. He has more than 35 years experience as an editor working in the newspaper and magazine industry and is now focussed on multi-media story-telling, and is a published novelist and poet. As a pianist, Peter has for many years worked in free improvisation and in composition and performance for silent movies. He used to worry about this polymathic mix, but not now. Peterurpeth.com