Writer Rosecrans Baldwin will lead this two-day workshop in which participants will learn narrative techniques to add dimension and persuasive power to their documentary writing (such as creative nonfiction, memoir, or personal essays). Topics will include fieldwork, outlining, establishing voice, and structural editing. Through collaborative discussion, students will study examples of the best contemporary creative nonfiction, and then practice what they learn through writing exercises and one-on-one discussion with the instructor.
The Narrative Imagination: A Documentary Writing Boot Camp
November 3 & 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of an acclaimed memoir, Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down (2012), and a novel, You Lost Me There (NPR’s Best Books of 2010, New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice). His essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Nation, Salon, Slate, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. He is cofounder of the online magazine The Morning News.