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Introduction to Feature Stories

Beginning/Intermediate. The feature is a flexible narrative form that allows writers to combine a literary voice with the timeliness of newswriting—and get their work into top-tier, well-compensated publications. This generative class teaches the art and pragmatism of feature-writing. Through exercises, readings, and discussion, you’ll develop enticing story ideas and learn to weave together the characters, scenes, and “big idea” exposition that are characteristic of features. You’ll come away with one or more draft story pitches and the tools to craft many successful features.

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Instructor: Madeline Ostrander

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/03/2016

End Date: 11/07/2016

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Madeline Ostrander

Madeline Ostrander’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Sun Magazine, Audubon Magazine, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, and High Country News. She is a full-time freelance science and environmental writer and the former senior editor of YES! Magazine.

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