The BBC Radio 4 travel show Excess Backage are running a Travel Writing competition. Based on Exhibit A, do I have what it takes to enter?


Write 2,000 words on the journey that changed you, to win a residential, travel writing course in September 2004 with BBC Get Writing.

Do you have an amazing (or amazingly bad) holiday tale that you deliver at every dinner party?

Do you want to start, stick to and progress with your creative writing?

William Dalrymple describes the best methods to capture the sights, sounds, smells and above all, people you encounter on your travels.

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