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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.

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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 Philadelphia, where he works in publishing and writes about science. 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

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