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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

Narrative Journalism I

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

Have you ever read a captivating New Yorker article or a page-turner in Esquire and thought to yourself, "I wish I could do that"? Now you can. In this ten-week class, we'll study profiles, true crime, travel writing, and other styles of narrative journalism. We'll look at voice and tone, dialogue, ledes, narrative arc. We'll learn how to generate ideas, write pitch letters, and conduct interviews and other research. Each week we will read two great works of narrative nonfiction and dismantle them together to answer the question: how does the writer DO that? You will also write one or two narrative nonfiction works of your own and workshop them with your peers. By the end of the class, you can expect to have a working draft of at least one long-form narrative piece, as well as a good clean pitch letter and a list of editors to send it to.

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!