Thursday, September 30, 2010

Australian Festival of Travel Writing

Great news: I've been invited to be a guest speaker at the Australian Festival of Travel Writing. The festival, which will be held in Melbourne on 29-30-31 October, will reach beyond mere words on the page to incorporate new forms of travel writing such as blogging, radio, film, photography, performance and arts.

This year's program features three themes - Dynamic India, Multicultural French Travellers, and Travel on Two Wheels – with a prominent line-up of speakers including Lonely Planet founder, Tony Wheeler, India's Chetan Bhagat, who was voted one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, and Le Monde journalist-cyclist, Guillaume Prebois, presenting a series of panels and workshops that will challenge the way we think about travel and tourism.

I personally will be sharing the highs and lows of my War Child Cambodia Cycle Challenge for the Travellers Giving Back: Voluntourism and Travelling for Charities panel on Sunday 31 October from 2.30-3.30pm at the Wheeler Centre (behind the State Library). Hope to see you there!

4 comments:

EarthGipsy said...

Good stuff, Kim. Looking forward to hearing your "War Child" stories at the festival. Sonia

Kim Wildman said...

Thanks Sonia. Hope to see you there!

George said...

Hey, really great blog post… I've enjoyed reading through your blog because of the great style and energy.

I actually work for the CheapOair travel blog. If you're interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail: gchristodoulou(at)cheapoair(dot)com, and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kim Wildman said...

Hi George. Thanks for stopping by. I'll send you an email shortly.