Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Inprint Intensive Workshops, Writers Workshops,

LITERARY JOURNALISM INTENSIVE 2018-306

Course #2018-306
Sunday June 3 1:00 pm–5:00 pm and Sunday, July 1, 1 - 5 pm & Sunday July 29, 1 - 5 pm
Cost: $270 Instructor: Kimberly Meyer
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
+ Google Map

This workshop meets 3 Sundays over the course of the summer. 

Literary Journalism begins in fascination—with an unfamiliar subculture, another human being, a place, an experience.  Literary journalists have traveled through the Deep South in search of early blues recordings, spent years interviewing survivors of the Chernobyl disaster, become immersed in the lives of the disregarded in a Mumbai slum.  They have embedded with refugees and migrants, camped out with Civil War re-enactors, and pieced together the story of Hurricane Katrina and concluded that survivors built a kind of paradise in hell.  While the writer’s own curiosity is the way into a subject, their explorations of a world beyond can sometimes lead to a deeper understanding of the interior world of the self.  And while literary journalism attempts to document truthfully worlds within and worlds without, it uses techniques drawn from fiction and poetry to convey these truths.  For three Sunday afternoons, we’ll meet to discuss the work of practicing literary journalists and build our own longform pieces by breaking down the process into manageable parts.

About the instructor

KIMBERLY MEYER is the author of The Book of Wanderings (Little, Brown), which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors 2016 Memoir Book Award and was a finalist for the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award. Other work has appeared in The Best American Travel Writing, Texas Monthly, Orion, The Oxford American, Ploughshares, The Los Angeles Review, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review and on Public Radio International’s This American Life.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Summer 2018 workshop schedule click here.