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Incorporating Research and Data into Nonfiction

All levels | During this workshop, students with experience in creative nonfiction will further explore the genre by reading work that incorporates research, data, and other sources. Students will write and share their work while discussing texts. We will also discuss research methods and resources, citations, and how to add quantitative data to stories in compelling ways. Class work will include discussing reading (e.g., John McPhee, Amy Leach, Ta-Nehisi Coates), and producing a creative portfolio. Students will produce several medium-length essays culminating in a final long-form piece of writing incorporating research.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kevin O'Rourke

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 09/27/2018

End Date: 10/18/2018

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

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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