Description of Class
One night. One author. One focused study of the craft.
We’re pleased to welcome author Sarah Weinman to the studio for this single-session master class on crafting thrilling nonfiction stories. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study with a master for an evening of close reading and in-depth discussion.
Do you have a true story you are dying to tell? If you’re consumed by research, have done all the reporting, but aren’t sure where your story starts, continues, or ends, join Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized The World, in a one-night workshop exploring how the best techniques of fiction — characters, setting, pacing, and more — can be used to craft true narratives.
We’ll explore some great examples of narrative nonfiction in book and magazine form, including:
Random Family, by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Behind The Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
“96 Minutes” by Pamela Colloff
“Trial By Fire” by David Grann
“Water’s Edge” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
The class will include craft discussion; an exercise; and Q&A.