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Incorporating Research and Data into Nonfiction

Intermediate | During this course, students with experience in creative nonfiction will further explore the genre by reading work that incorporates research. Students will share work while discussing assigned texts (e.g., John McPhee, Amy Leach, Ta-Nehisi Coates). We will look at methods, resources, citations, and compelling ways to add quantitative data to stories. Students will produce several short essays culminating in a final longer piece of writing incorporating research.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kevin O'Rourke

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 04/29/2019

End Date: 05/20/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kevin O'Rourke

Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works in publishing. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions.

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he is an active literary and arts critic. Publications where his criticism has appeared include Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review, where he is a regular contributor. His work is currently supported by a grant from 4Culture.

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