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The Art of Deeply Reported Fiction

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The Art of Deeply Reported Fiction
Rebecca Clarren
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10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Take home a tool bag full of reporting tricks to help deepen your fiction writing. Over the course of six hours, we will explore how to pair the art of invention with the art of fact-finding. This workshop will teach participants how to ignore fear, research like a journalist and polish prose like a seasoned editor. Award-winning reporter Rebecca Clarren shares her hard-won lessons learned from more than twenty years of investigative reporting that she applied in the writing of her own novel KICKDOWN, which was short-listed for the PEN/Bellwether Prize.

About the Instructor(s)

Rebecca Clarren has been an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years; her novel, KICKDOWN, was shortlisted for the PEN/Bellwether Prize. A former year-long fellow at Fishtrap and an attendee of the Tin House Writer's Workshop, Clarren's workshops and lectures pair tools and exercises gleaned from award-winning writers, with humor and practical advice. A former editor at High Country News and contributor to, the Nation and other national magazines, Clarren has hard-won lessons about writing, editing and research to share.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Your computer

• Notebook and pens

• Water bottle

• Picnic lunch

If the weather is fine, we will take a short walk to learn how to observe the environment and glean our findings to build scene and enhance character development. So please bring good walking shoes.

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