Timetable of Current Courses

Spring 2018

ALL TIMES EASTERN

January


Jan 23 (Tue): Telling Your Story starts at 6:30 pm
Jan 25 (Thu): NEW The Digital Print starts at 6 pm

Jan 29 (Mon): Information Session starts at 7 pm


February

Feb 1 (Thu): DocuArts Retreat starts at 5 pm
Feb 4 (Sun): ONLINE Make That Podcast starts at 1 pm

Feb 5 (Mon): Audio Projects starts at 7 pm
Feb 6 (Tue): Video Projects starts at 7 pm
Feb 7 (Wed): Photo Projects starts at 7 pm
Feb 8 (Thu): ONLINE Intro Seminar: Traditions starts at 7 pm
Feb 10 (Sat): Audio Editing with Hindenburg starts at 12 pm
Feb 10 (Sat): NEW ONLINE Drones starts at 1 pm

Feb 15 (Thu): NEW Journaling starts at 7:30 pm

Feb 22 (Thu): ONLINE Interviewing for Story starts at 7 pm

Feb 27 (Tue): NEW ONLINE Long-Term Visual Storytelling starts at 7 pm
Feb 28 (Wed): Anytown, USA starts at 6:30 pm
Feb 28 (Wed): Narrative Nonfiction starts at 7 pm


March

Mar 1 (Thu): ONLINE Make That Audio Doc starts at 7 pm
Mar 3 (Sat): Why Should I Care? starts at 10 am
Mar 3 (Sat): ONLINE Writing about Trauma starts at 1 pm

Mar 5 (Mon): NEW Event Photo starts at 7 pm
Mar 10 (Sat): Field Production Workshop starts at 10 am
Mar 10 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Writing the Doc Script starts at 10 am
Mar 10 (Sat): NEW Family Archive starts at 11 am

Mar 12 (Mon): Art of Doc Photo starts at 6:30 pm
Mar 12 (Mon): ONLINE Why Should I Care? starts at 7 pm
Mar 17 (Sat): ONLINE Audio Editing with Hindenburg starts at 1 pm

Mar 20 (Tue): NEW ONLINE Smartphone Filmmaking starts at 7 pm
Mar 22 (Thu): Intro to Film Photo starts at 6 pm
Mar 24 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Three-Act Structure starts at 10 am

Mar 28 (Wed): ONLINE The Five-Minute Doc starts at 7 pm


April

Apr 3 (Tue): Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Apr 3 (Tue): ONLINE Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Apr 5 (Thu): NEW ONLINE Audio Playground starts at 7 pm
Apr 5–8: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Apr 11 (Wed): ONLINE From Pitch to Publish starts at 7 pm
Apr 12 (Thu): Intro Seminar: Ethics & Practice starts at 6:15 pm
Apr 14 (Sat): Video Editing Workshop starts at 10 am

Apr 21 (Sat): ONLINE Nuts and Bolts of Video Production starts at 1 pm

Apr 28 (Sat): NEW Drones starts at 10 am

Apr 30 (Mon): ONLINE Art of Doc Photo starts at 7 pm


May

May 1 (Tue): ONLINE Night Photo starts at 7 pm
May 2 (Wed): NEW Documenting the South starts at 6:30 pm

May 8 (Tue): Short Subject Photo: Moogfest starts at 6:30 pm

May 24 (Thu): Certificate Graduation starts at 7 pm


Summer 2018

June 10–15: Beyond the Frame Photography Intensive

June 10–15: Intensive Introduction Section A

June 10–15: Master Class: Nonfiction Writing Section A

June 23–30: Video Intensive

July 8–14: Hearing Is Believing Audio Intensive

July 22–28: Digging In Artists Retreat

July 30–August 4: Making It Sing Audio Intensive

August 5–10: Intensive Introduction Section B

August 5–10: Master Class: Nonfiction Writing Section B



Master Class: Nonfiction Writing

 
This workshop brings students together with professional writers and editors for an intense week of collaborative discussion, revision, and writing. Students in the workshop will read and discuss the ongoing projects of fellow students, work individually with the instructors to refine and shape their own projects, and participate in readings and round-table discussions with top figures in the publishing world. Throughout the week, students will have the space and time for sustained, concentrated writing, as well as access to the world-class Duke University Libraries system. This is a workshop on craft, structure, and the art of writing great nonfiction, and a rare opportunity to be guided closely by top editors and writers. (38 hours)

Haven Kimmel is the author of eight books: Two memoirs, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch, and Other Heroic Tales from Mooreland, Indiana; four novels; and two books for children. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in creative writing and studied with the novelist Lee Smith at North Carolina State University. She is currently working on a horror novel and a non-fiction collection of essays about Quakerism. She lives in Durham.

Janine Latus is a freelance journalist and the author of If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder and Liberation, which made bestseller lists in New York, London, and Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a former board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her work has appeared in Discover, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Fitness, More, and dozens of other magazines and websites. She is at work on her second book, about her recent year living as a nomad.

Barry Yeoman is a Durham-based freelance magazine journalist whose recent work has appeared in The American Prospect, Saturday Evening Post, onEarth, Audubon, and Parade. He is the author of “The Gutbucket King,” a longform multimedia profile of New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King, published by The New New South. He specializes in putting human faces on complex social, political, and environmental issues. His website is barryyeoman.com.

Additional information:
The enrollment fee includes dinner the first night and all lunches during the week. Students are responsible for housing and transportation.

Two sections will be offered. Hours for the intensive are:

Section A
Taught by Haven Kimmel and Barry Yeoman
Sunday, June 10: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, June 11–14: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, June 15: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Section B
Taught by Janine Latus and Barry Yeoman
Sunday, August 5: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, August 6–9: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, August 10: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday's sessions conclude with a public presentation of student work.

See the course blog for a schedule, information on housing options, and more.

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Center for Documentary Studies
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Center for Documentary Studies
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Yeoman 8/5 - 8/10 Mo Tu We Th Fr Su Varied $675.00 View