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Thursday, July 28 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Travelin’ Teens and Tweens: Tourism’s Savviest Secret Weapon

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Travel bloggers, photographers and writers beware! Tweens and teens travel too, and they have much to add to this ever-growing genre. 

Enter the New Orleans T(w)een Travel Writers and Movie Making Workshop http://www.nolatweens.com

Denise Altobello and Jenny Velasquez direct middle school students from around the United States as they harness the power of travel writing, digital storytelling, design and publication to market New Orleans as a family destination.

With the support of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, we guide 8-day summer workshops that welcome students from around the United States to: 

  • explore the rich history and culture of New Orleans
  • practice the art and craft of both digital storytelling and traditional travel essays 
  • submit stories and photo essays for publication in New Orleans: Tweens Travel Too
  •  develop a DVD teen-based travel show, New Orleans: A Teen Adventure.


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Denise Altobello

About Denise AltobelloCo-Director of NOLA Travelwriters and NOLA Tweens; English Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LADenise Altobello, teacher, freelance travel writer and editor, is the Language Arts chairperson and 7th and 8th grade English teacher at Trinity Episcopal... Read More →
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Jenny Velasquez

About Jenny VelasquezCo-Director of NOLA Travelwriters and NOLA Tweens; History Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA Jenny Velasquez is the 7th and 8th grade history teacher at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans. She and her co-worker, English teacher Denise Altobello... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Franklin - 4th Floor (B wing)

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