The unknown is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revealing. When we travel to a new destination, we often awaken parts of ourselves we never knew existed, which allows us to become more whole.
This workshop is designed for those of us who love to explore and are ready to share our travels with the world.
During the Call Of The Unknown Writing Workshop we will:
- Participate in four guided writing exercises to elicit each writer’s unique voice
- Uncover insights from our past travel experiences
- Capture the sights, tastes, smells, and sounds that stimulate us
- Share our writing with a community of international women writers
Once you complete the workshop, you will have the opportunity to:
- Publish your travel experiences on Pink Pangea
- Gain exposure for your writing
- Access a Pink Pangea Writers’ Facebook group, where we share press trip giveaways, writing opportunities, books to review, and more
After completing Pink Pangea workshops, participants have written for major publications, launched their own blogs, or continued to write in their journals. Others have simply enjoyed trying something new. All participants will receive a recording of the workshop.
Time: 1 hour
“I came out of it a different person than I went in…[Jaclyn] made us linger in our discomfort long enough to compel us to make a change. In fact, she had to relinquish control in order for it to be a catalyst. That’s a mark of a great teacher.” – Stephen Elliot, Travel Writing Workshop participant
“Pink Pangea’s online workshop helped mediate an important realization. When I sit down to write a travel-oriented piece, I feel stuck. I feel trapped in my home country, when most of my best travel memories are from abroad. However, the workshop helped me tap into a creative atmosphere. It can be all about your mindset, not your physical location.” – Danielle Corcione, Online Travel Writing Workshop participant
“The workshop provided a safe and inspiring space to think about my own writing, and hear from other travelers and writers. I came away with some concrete tools, and an idea or two for future pieces!” – Rachel Romesburg Rice, Online Travel Writing Workshop participant
About the facilitator, Jaclyn Mishal
Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea. Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.
An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities.
Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. Each year, Jaclyn leads writing retreatsn in Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Israel. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.
Jaclyn holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. She is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America, Central America and Southeast Asia.
Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.