Wednesday, December 29th @ 2 -3 pm Eastern
The best reportage connects an intimate, local story to a larger issue or trend. A story about one person’s battle with homelessness, for example, can reveal a lot about weaknesses in national infrastructure, cultural indifference to suffering, and the life-saving importance of certain charities. Cosmic Zoom is a way to find critical distance and unearth new possibilities and points-of-view that may be missing from your work.
Cosmic Zoom involves a series of thought and brainstorming sessions (which can involve many notebooks!). What happens if I zoom into the smallest detail here? What’s at play, and what happens if I keep zooming out? More than anything else, Cosmic Zoom is an exercise about scale and stakes—a tool that can help you make your work more appealing and important to a broader audience.
In this webinar, we will:
This webinar is for anyone who wants to connect individual stories to larger ones. There will be writing prompts and a slideshow.
It is not uncommon for classes to fill up before the end of early registration, particularly in the last few days before the deadline. If you know for certain that you wish to take a particular class, we recommend registering early. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist for a sold-out class, please email our director of education, Sharla Yates, at [email protected].
Creative Nonfiction’s online writing classes have helped more than 3,000 writers tell their stories better.
I loved connecting with other writers. It was great to get feedback on my work from a variety of readers and I learned a ton from reading and commenting on other peoples’ work too.Brooke Kowalke
I loved connecting with other writers. It was great to get feedback on my work from a variety of readers and I learned a ton from reading and commenting on other peoples’ work too.
We will provide closed-captioning upon request. Please contact us at least a week prior to the webinar to allow time for scheduling with a captioner.
The webinar link will prompt you to download the GoTo Opener. For troubleshooting questions, please refer to GoTo Webinar’s support page: https://support.goto.com/webinar
We use GoTo Meeting. After you register for the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the class.
Yes: Chrome tends to work best with the GoTo Webinar software.
Our webinars are usually presented on Wednesday at 2:00 pm Eastern time. We rarely repeat webinars, but we do send out a recording of the program to everyone who registers, and you may watch the program at your conviencence.
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