Worth 1,000 Words: Using Data to Create Narratives
with Kevin O'Rourke
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
In this course, we'll look at a variety of data—from baseball stats, to COVID-19 charts, to financial info—to examine the storytelling possibilities that data offers. What insights, for example, might looking at gross domestic product statistics reveal? Is it RBI or RBIs? How can a better understanding of data, in turn, lead to a better understanding of one's subject matter? We'll examine data as a group, read data-centric writing, and work on our own projects.
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Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works in tech and writes about health. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions; he is currently working on several follow-up projects, including a book about surviving suicide. Other writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Kenyon Review, and Think Global Health, among others. Learn more at kforourke.com.
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