Inquiring Minds: Tips & Tools for Researching
All Levels | Whether you’re mining your past for a memoir or researching a new subject for a novel, the amount and quality of information you gather makes all the difference. We’ll discuss the importance of going beyond the internet, including tips on making contact with sources, shadowing and conducting fieldwork, and managing interviews. Writers at any stage of the process are welcome, and in-class writing prompts will help reveal what research may be needed, as well as how best to access it.
Midge Raymond is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short-story collection Forgetting English. Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. Midge worked in publishing in New York before moving to Boston, where she taught communication writing at Boston University for six years. She has taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers, Seattle’s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink, and she is co-founder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press.