Have you always wanted to put your globetrotting adventures down on paper, but never quite knew where to start? Then head to the Redwood National Park Hostel for a free travel writing freewrite workshop.
Whether you work in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, Redwood Hostel managers Ryan Forsythe and Kaci Elder -- who are experienced travelers and writers themselves -- will show you how to unleash the travel writer in you using freewriting exercises.
"Freewrites" are short (5-10 minute) writing exercises designed to help you write continuously, without pausing for revisions or grammar/spelling corrections. The premise behind freewriting is "first thought, best thought." Kaci and Ryan will provide prompts to encourage your creativity, and after 2-3 freewriting exercises, participants who choose to share their work can present to the group.
100 Years of Hostelling
This event is part of a series of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the hostelling movement and the 75th anniversary of Hostelling International USA. The Redwood Hostel is hosting several other events in honor of this anniversary, including:
For more information about the 100 Years of Hostelling celebrations:
- Check out the full list of anniversary parties being held at Northern California hostels, August 23-30.
- Find information about anniversary celebrations being held at hostels across the U.S. and around the globe.
- Read more about the history of hostelling in Northern California and the history of hostelling worldwide.
Redwood National Park Hostel
For more information, call the hostel at (707) 482-8265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay overnight at the Redwood Hostel.