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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.

Instructor: Kevin O'Rourke

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Term: Fall 2018

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

Originally from Philadelphia, Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works in book publishing. He studied art at Kenyon College and writing at the University of Minnesota. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions.

Other creative work has appeared in Big Muddy Journal, Cobalt Review, and Seneca Review, among others. He is also an active book critic and a regular contributor to Michigan Quarterly Review. His writing is supported by a grant from 4Culture.

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