Click here for tickets AARP member discount $50 ($60 non-member)

When: Friday, September 15th, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: AARP Maine State Office, 53 Baxter Boulevard, Suite 202 in Portland

Presented by: This workshop is provided in partnership with AARP Maine and Islandport Press.

Travel and food writing assignments are some of the most glamorous and popular in journalism, but they can be surprisingly difficult. Whether you imagine your stories on the glossy pages of a travel magazine, or published on your blog, or social media sites, this workshop will provide tips on crafting engaging, informative travel, and food prose. Workshop participants will use the tips to write a short article based on a recent travel or dining experience. Class will run with 20 to 30 participants.

Erik Ofgang, author of Buzzed: Where to Enjoy the Best Craft Beverages in New England, is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in Connecticut Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. He is the founding editor of Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects, a literary journal published by Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program.


What should I bring?

Bring your favorite writing tools and/or a laptop if you use one regularly.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information call Anna Jordan at 207-846-3344 or email

What’s the refund policy?

If the class is cancelled for low attendance, refunds will be issued.

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