Getting to Know You: Writing Q&As, Interviews, and Profiles
Intermediate | There is no subject more fascinating than a person. There is always a market for writing about people, whether they are stars or ordinary folk with some extraordinary quality. In this class, you will learn three of the most popular ways to write about people: the Q&A, the interview, and the profile. You will complete one of each and critique one another’s work.
Lisa Levy is a writer, editor, essayist, and critic. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New Republic, the LARB, the Believer, the Rumpus, TLS, the CBC, and Lit Hub, where she is a contributing editor. She is also a columnist and contributing editor to Crime Reads, which she helped found. She is working on a collection of linked essays called The Impatient, about the construction of the case, the conditions of chronic illness, life narrative, failure, modernity, and American literature.