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Researching and Writing True Crime

Introductory | Whether a 50-year-old case or a present-day one, writing about crime is different than any other genre. As Agatha Christie said, the crime is the end of the story. An author must learn why it happened and how it affected the community. This class will address how to obtain documents, research cold cases, find sources, and conduct sensitive interviews. It will also cover the market, from books to podcasts to television and films, and how to break into the genre.

Rebecca Morris is a New York Times bestselling true crime author and award-winning journalist.

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Instructor: Rebecca Morris

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 05/29/2019

End Date: 06/19/2019

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Rebecca Morris

Rebecca Morris teaches Researching and Writing True Crime, Narrative Journalism, and other non-fiction courses at Hugo House. She worked as a journalist in New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Ore. She is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. Her newest book is BOY MISSING: The Search for Kyron Horman. She is also the author of If I Can’t Have You – Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children; A Killing in Amish Country – Sex, Betrayal and a Cold Blooded Murder; Ted and Ann – The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy; and other books. She has a BA in Journalism from Seattle University, and an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University. She appears frequently on network and cable television as a crime expert.

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