Narrative Journalism Techniques For Capturing Sense Of Place

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In this workshop, we will explore using narrative journalism techniques to capture a sense of place and to tell the stories of a community. Characteristics of narrative journalism include immersion reporting, complicated structures, character development, symbolism, voice, a focus on ordinary people . . . and accuracy. Literary journalists recognize the need for a consciousness on the page through which the objects in view are filtered. We will take a look at how to find and develop nonfiction topics that matter to the writer--in ways that make readers care too. This workshop will be led by Carolyn Holbrook.

Carolyn Holbrook was a 2015 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant and was named a 2015 Change Maker by the MN Women’s Press for “More Than A Single Story,” her series of panel discussions on black women writers of the African Diaspora living in Minnesota. Her personal essays have been published widely, most recently in Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (MHS Press) and forthcoming in A Good Time For The Truth: New Writing On the Realities of Race in Minnesota (MHS Press). Her book, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys: How the St. Paul Companies Leadership Initiatives in Neighborhoods Program Changed Lives and Communities was published in 2013 & 2015. She teaches Composition and Creative Writing at Hamline University where she won the Exemplary Teacher award in 2013, and at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. She is a 2015-16 mentor for the Loft Mentor Series.
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By: Twin Cities Daily Planet

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