With Joe DePaolo. From top city publications such as Louisville and Indianapolis Monthly, to the elite national glossies like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, magazines provide a unique opportunity for nonfiction writers to showcase their work in a forum where they are not constrained by word counts or rigid style. You’ll learn what it takes to get published in a leading magazine–from identifying a worthy subject to crafting a pitch sure to attract an editor’s attention. [ALL LEVELS]
With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Nonfiction Writing Group.
With Darlene Ricker. You’ve passed the first hurdle: Your query or your agent has attracted the interest of a publishing house. Now you need to develop a full proposal that will land you a book contract. That means giving the acquisitions editor a solid view of what they're buying, where it fits in the market and why readers will want it. Hands-on examples include actual proposals that led to recent publishing contracts. Learn what agents said about what clinched these deals and killed others. Bring your lunch if you'd like. Darlene Ricker, a published nonfiction book au...
With Darlene Ricker. Sources make your story, and interviewing them is an art in itself. Learn how to identify the best sources; secure and prepare for the interview; use techniques to put a source at ease; ask the right questions; get “quotable quotes;” and diffuse difficult sources. We will also cover the rules and ethics of interviewing and the differences in conducting email, telephone, and in-person interviews. You will practice your interviewing skills and receive constructive critique. [ALL LEVELS]
With Leatha Kendrick. In this workshop we will write together and rewrite to deepen our drafts and bring them fully to the page. Bring a snack and settle in to write and share. We will explore ways to bring the heart of the story to the page, making it vivid and accessible. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Life Writing: Bringing the Story to Life.