The Elements of Narrative Non-Fiction with Jan Jarboe Russell
November 1, 2014
In this course in the basics of narrative non-fiction, students will explore using research as inspiration for the development for short and long form works. The difference between fiction and non-fiction is that fiction is imagined and non-fiction is a real experience that is artfully rendered on the page. The story must be true and it must be accurate. Students will explore creating outines based on research; the use of fictional techniques to create scenes, dialogue and transitions. Methods for fact-checking and review as the story unfolds will be reviewed.
Saturday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | $75
Jan Jarboe Russell is a writer who lives in San Antonio. Her new book, The Train to Crystal City, will be published by Scribners in 2015. In addition, she is the author of the well-received biography of Lady Bird Johnson, also published by Scribner’s. A contributing writer for Texas Monthly, she has covered Texas politics and culture for more than thirty years. Hundreds of her newspaper and magazine columns and stories have appeared in Texas Monthly, the San Antonio Express-News, The New York Times, and many other publications. A graduate of the University of Texas in journalism, she also was selected a Nieman Fellow and studied a year at Harvard College. Russell serves as a board member of Gemini Ink.