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Intermediate | Great long-form journalism is critical to our understanding of the world. But how do we transform the facts into riveting stories? In this class, we’ll dissect masterful pieces by the likes of Joan Didion, David Grann, and Linda Villarosa, and the six steps to writing a great true tale. Students will come away with a roadmap for making their idea a reality. Students should have some background in journalism or nonfiction. Reading assignments will be sent out ahead of class.
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.
Elisabeth Eaves is the author of Wanderlust: A love affair with five continents and Bare: the naked truth about stripping. Her work has been anthologized in This is the Place (2017), The Best Women’s Travel Writing (2010), Lonely Planet’s A Moveable Feast (2010), and The Best American Travel Writing (2009). She has won three Lowell Thomas awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. A contributing editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, her feature writing has appeared in The New Yorker online, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Marie Claire, Slate, and many other publications.