IN PERSON The Art of the Interview: Extracting Gold From Personal Testimony
In writing both fiction and nonfiction, we often conduct interviews to add substance to our writing. In this course, we’ll interview one or two participants per class, shape the transcripts into short pieces of writing, and discuss how to strengthen storylines, setting, characters, detailing, tone, diction—whatever your piece is asking for. You will leave the course with several pieces in progress, an expanded toolbox, and the feeling of being seen and heard. Open to all writing levels and genres.
This class will be offered in-person. Depending on the state of the pandemic in Calgary, it may be switched to an online format using the Zoom web platform. If you register, please be prepared to take the class either way.
Author Laura Swart enjoys writing literary fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry and has been published in all genres. She has taught writing classes to adult learners for over thirty years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. Laura is director of I-AM ESL, a virtual language school that uses story and song to teach the intricacies of English to refugees. Her degrees and research in education, philosophy, and theology have shaped her thinking, her teaching, and her writing.