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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Journalistic Skills for Creative Writers

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  • $130.00 Non-Member
  • $110.00 Member

Class Description

Is it possible for your narrator to fire that gun one-handed? What if your mom and dad remember that trip to Toronto differently? How do you learn about your friend's medical condition so you can explain it to the reader? Basic reporting skills are good for any type of writer, whether you are looking to add realism to your fiction or pin down events important to a memoir. In this class, you will learn the basics of sourcing, how to verify and triangulate facts, and how to develop ethical practices to guide your research. You will read and discuss research-based essays, brainstorm sources and methods for your own projects, and practice your new techniques on one another.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!