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Craft Talk Series: Samuel G. Freedman & Ada Calhoun
Thursday, May 10 @ 2:30 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing.
Reporting and Writing Family History: A Craft Talk by Samuel G. Freedman
Craft Talk: How do we report, research, and write about the people closest to us — our family members. Drawing on his book about his mother’s life as a young woman, “Who She Was,” Samuel Freedman of Columbia Journalism School will teach and discuss some of the best practices for doing this biographically and emotionally intensive work.
What Creative Writers Can Learn from Journalists: A Craft Talk by Ada Calhoun
Author Ada Calhoun has worked as a journalist and editor for dailies, weeklies, monthlies, and the web. She’s conducted interviews and filed copy around the country from coffee shops, libraries, and rental cars. She’s since become a memoirist and writer of creative non-fiction, but maintains the habits of a beat reporter. In this talk, Calhoun will discuss the ways in which journalistic techniques like library research, fact-checking calls, and writing at various lengths and for different editors can help writers in creative fields, especially those who find themselves periodically stuck for inspiration or motivation.