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Worth 1,000 Words: Using Data to Create Narratives

All Levels | In this course, we’ll look at all sorts of data—from baseball stats to figures showing COVID-19 rates to financial info—to examine the storytelling possibilities that data offers. What insights, for example, might looking at gross domestic product statistics reveal? Is it RBI or RBIs? How can a better understanding of data in turn lead to a better understanding of one’s subject matter? We’ll examine data as a group, read data-centric writing, and work on projects of our own.

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.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

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

Instructor: Kevin O'Rourke

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Start Date: 07/10/2021

End Date: 07/31/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Kevin O'Rourke

Kevin O’Rourke lives in Philadelphia, where he works in publishing and writes about science. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions; he is currently working on several follow-up projects, including a book about surviving suicide.

Other writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Kenyon Review, and Think Global Health, among others. Learn more at kforourke.com.

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