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 enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.Catherine O’Neill
I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.
Replays include ongoing access to the recording and downloadable supplemental materials.
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