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Introduction to Narrative Nonfiction

Seattle has never been more full of stories. But how do you find them? And once you do, how do you turn them into compelling, in-depth narratives that interweave characters with analysis and context? In this class, we’ll brainstorm story ideas and learn the fundamentals of how to flesh them out. We’ll discuss the all-important element of structure and key techniques like effective interviewing, creating scenes, and building tension. If you’ve got ideas or stories you’re already working on, bring them in!

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Nina Shapiro

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 11/14/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro has written in-depth, narrative pieces for two decades as a senior editor for Seattle Weekly and, currently, a reporter for The Seattle Times. Her work has also appeared in Salon, The Chicago Tribune and The Star of Johannesburg.

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