4-Week: The Art of Research II—Incorporating Research

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

(Note: Students who took Part I are encouraged to continue with Part II. However, there is no prerequisite for this class. Newcomers will be given a collection of class notes and outside readings for context.)

Research is a treasure hunt. It gives us the rust-colored underbelly of a barn swallow, a window into water privatization in eastern New Mexico, a protagonist who is a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. In tandem with the writer’s skill and imagination, research offers us the world. How do we work with such riches? In this class we will expand our understanding of what research is and how to do it. Our primary texts will be your work and a sample of work by an author you love.

Incorporating research into your work is an illuminating, sometimes frustrating, always valuable endeavor. In our four weeks together, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and fiction will focus on their current writing project, paying particular attention to detail. (In this class as in Part I, you'll find that research is a big umbrella. It can cover an entire archive, a photograph from an old yearbook, hours of interviews, a chance chat at a bus-stop with a stranger and so much more.) You'll share your work with the class as a whole as well as with one fellow student who will be your partner for the duration. Specifics of how the workshop will run will be given at our first meeting.

Instructor: Jason Heller Learn More


May 04, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 11, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 18, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 25, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm