Have you wanted to take your essays beyond the personal? Perhaps integrate a researched or reported element into your personal narrative writing or break into a new media publication? Even write a hybrid memoir?
Whether you have an idea for weaving research into a finished essay, are passionate about a subject you’d like to write about creatively, or want an introduction to the possibilities of personal journalism, this webinar will provide options for approaching your piece. We’ll start by looking at the various ways research and other points of view can add perspective and meaning to a piece and then discuss best practices for a variety of research approaches, with options for even the most novice researcher. We will end by looking at a sample pitch.
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SUZANNE COPE is a journalist and scholar, author of the book POWER HUNGRY: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement (Chicago Review Press, 2021). She has also written essays and articles for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Aeon, LitHub, LARB, among others. Dr. Cope teaches writing at New York University and has taught courses, workshops, and seminars on creative nonfiction craft for numerous MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs and community writing organizations, including Lesley University, University of Arkansas, Berklee College of Music, Grub Street, Creative Nonfiction, among others.
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