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Introductory | A seminar on the art of researching, writing, and refining questions to pose to subjects you plan to interview for upcoming work. We will examine how to write concise, enlightening, and specific questions; when to ask each question; and how to turn responses into high-quality work. All students will be required to write and edit 10—20 questions of an interview subject of their choice. We will read the Proust Questionnaire, David Marchese, and more.
Jake Uitti is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Alaska Airlines Magazine, The Seattle Times, Salon, Atlas Obscura, The Stranger and many other publications. When not poring over a keyboard mid-interview, Jake can be found rolling around the Emerald City in a 2003 Chevy Impala looking for the city’s best ramen or cheese pizza slice. He is the author of two books from Reedy Press: 100 Things To Do In Seattle Before You Die and Unique Eats and Eateries: Seattle. The son of two Ivy League professors, Jake grew up amidst books of poetry and French literature, but soulful meals and compelling music are his true loves.