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Turning True Stories Into Page-Turners

Do you have a true story you are dying to tell? If you’re consumed by research, have done all the reporting, but aren’t sure where your story starts, continues, or ends, join Sarah Weinman, the acclaimed crime journalist, editor, and author of The Real Lolita, in a workshop exploring how the best techniques of fiction — characters, setting, pacing, and more — can be used to craft true narratives.

As part of this workshop we'll discuss some great examples of narrative nonfiction in book and magazine form, and how they hold the readers' interest through structure and the sentence. Works may include Random Family, by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc; Bad Blood by John Carreyrou; Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann; and Furious Hours by Casey Cep; and "96 Hours" by Pamela Colloff.

The class will include craft discussion; an exercise; and Q&A.

Facilitators: Sarah Weinman
Track: Writing Creative Non-Fiction
Location: TBD
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:10am to 11:40am