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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!

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: 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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