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Introductory / Intermediate | Interviewing is an essential skill for all writers, whether writing a story, novel, or nonfiction piece. This class will teach you how to conduct a great interview: How do you set it up? How do you prepare? Should you use a tape recorder or take notes? How do you edit the finished product? The instructor will reveal secrets about turning mediocre interviews into great ones. In addition to learning interviewing techniques, participants will interview each other.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Prose
Start Date: 05/04/2019
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska Press, 2012), On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (University of Washington Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (University of Washington Press Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He has contributed to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He is the publisher/editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review and the founder of the online and Seattle-based writing program, www.thewritersworkshop.net.