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Saturday, April 6 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
7I: Elements of Nonfiction: Structure, Premise and Style FULL
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Make your essay or long-form nonfiction pieces informative, engaging and persuasive by paying close attention to such fundamental elements as organization, observation, and argument. Clarify essential aspects that animate compelling narratives, including conflict, purpose and desire. Learn the importance of strong openings, nut graphs, scene-setting, skillful use of facts and figures, sensory evocation and choosing revelatory details. By adhering to a few critical aspects of nonfiction storytelling, you will illuminate the answers to questions most readers are likely to have, among them: 1) Why you are writing this piece now? and 2) Why is your work worth reading?

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Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim is an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College, where he directs the MFA program in creative writing. He is the former Executive Editor of The Crisis magazine, a preeminent journal of politics, ideas and culture published by the NAACP... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Franklin Room - 4th Floor