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Going the Distance: Writing Longform Nonfiction

Date: 8/5/17

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Intermediate

Genre: Creative Nonfiction

• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75

Some years ago, pundits predicted the end of the attention span. Then a strange thing happened: publishers noticed that longer stories got more readers and better traffic on their websites. People, it seemed, wanted longer, more immersive story. Thus longform was born.

In this class we'll look at what longform nonfiction is, how to write it and how to sell it. We'll learn how you can go long in your essays, travel, features and profiles. We'll hear from some well-known writers who do this work, and will look at some of the techniques used by top writers to make their longform stories more compelling. Finally we will look at the markets for publishing longform work.