Eric Weiner is a journalist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Geography of Bliss.  His most recent book, The Geography of Genius, has been called “smart, funny and utterly delightful” and has been translated into 20 languages. A number of high schools and universities have incorporated the book into their curricula. As a long-time foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Weiner reported from more than 30 countries — from Iraq to India to Indonesia — covering some of the biggest stories of the day.  

Eric will be teaching two writing workshops in fall 2019. One will be in Flagstaff, Arizona, Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 while the other will be in Nepal, November 10 to 20.   Both promise to be incredibly rewarding experiences. They’re open to all writers, including aspiring ones.

Here is a link to the Nepal workshop, and here is the Arizona one.

HIMALAYAN WRITERS WORKSHOP 

Do you like to travel? Want to hone your writing skills, or jump-start a writing practice? Then the Himalayan Writers Workshop is for you. It’s open to all writers, including aspiring ones, and is truly a transformational experience. We combine writing exercises and work-shopping with explorations of the Kathmandu Valley.

The workshop is led by Eric Weiner, bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss, among others books. A portion of the workshop proceeds go to the wonderful Quilts for Kids Nepal, a micro-finance project that helps underprivileged children in Kathmandu.

For more details, and to register click here. There are still a few slots open. Join us in Kathmandu!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to write a book
  • What it’s really like being a foreign correspondent
  • Why curiosity and resourcefulness are universal skills for any job
  • How your life experiences contribute directly to your success as a writer
  • How failure is part of everything we do. Even geniuses struggle!
  • What are some writing strategies to help you break through writer’s block — [Hint: it’s called the Pomodoro technique]
  • Why being fully engaged with your writing is the only road to good writing
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