In this two-day workshop and seminar, students will learn narrative techniques to add dimension and persuasive power to their documentary writing (such as creative nonfiction, memoir, or personal essay). Through collaborative discussion, students will study examples of the best contemporary creative nonfiction and then practice what they learn through writing exercises and one-on-one discussion with the instructor. Topics will include fieldwork, outlining, establishing voice, and structural editing. (12 hours)Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of a memoir, Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down (2012), and a novel, You Lost Me There (NPR’s Best Books of 2010, New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice”). His essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Nation, Salon, Slate, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. He is cofounder of the online magazine The Morning News.
A $10 materials fee is due at the first class.Please bring a bag lunch.
begins Saturday, November 03, 2012
meets on:Saturday, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PMSunday, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Continuing Education, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
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