Writing Literary Journalism [Gail Folkins]
Introductory/Intermediate | This session explores creative nonfiction with an emphasis on literary journalism, one of the most popular and versatile writing genres today. Combining analysis with storytelling, literary journalism blends reportage with a personal narrative or angle. We will explore this genre through a combination of readings, discussions, and exercises, including workshopping your work. We will also discuss application of this genre in journals, magazines, newspapers, and online publications. We’ll be reading writers such as Steve Almond, Julia Alvarez, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and Isabel Wilkerson.