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Investigative Storytelling
WRCT 203
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 202

This creative writing workshop is designed for students who aim to craft new narrative work through investigative or documentary research. Students might create a play, a screenplay, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, a digitally driven project, or something else. We will study some existing investigative artworks--dramatic pieces by Moises Kaufman, nonfiction by Leslie Jamison, poetry by Robin Coste Lewis, documentary film by the Maysles brothers, long-form journalism by Nikole Hannah-Jones, and podcasts by Brian Reed. We will cover interview techniques, research strategies, issues of rights and intellectual property use, and structure/dramaturgy as we plan, research, write, and workshop material together. Class members will regularly share work-in-progress and offer feedback to one another. By the end of the semester, students will be well acquainted with best practices for crafting investigation-based pieces and will have completed full or partial drafts of their projects, depending on project scope. Students are expected to have some workshop experience.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on FEB-24-2024
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