Literary Journalism II
WRITING X 424.24E
Enhance your understanding of and skills in writing literary journalism in this course blending reportage with powerful storytelling
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you can learn.
- Develop a feature length article steeped in the craft of literary journalism
- Engage in close readings of published works from this genre
- Learn how to pitch your literary journalism writing to publications
- Give and receive feedback on works in progress
About this course:Literary journalism combines an immersive approach to reporting with the aims and techniques of realist fiction. Iconic literary journalism authors include George Orwell, Joan Didion, Susan Orlean, Hunter Thompson and Tom Wolfe, while examples of the genre can be found in travel, adventure, memoir, food and sports writing, as well as business, tech, environmental, health and war reporting. While the course is intended for experienced writers, a journalism background is not required. Over ten weeks, students develop a feature length article through two drafts, create an unrelated profile article, and hone their styles through close-readings of genre classics through a craft perspective. By the end of the course, students will research, write, and revise two literary journalism articles and be able to pitch their stories for publication.
Introduction to Literary Journalism or similar workshop experience.
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Robert Anasi
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after January 27, 2021
Book: Literary Journalism by Norman Sims and Mark Kramer (editors)