Going Deep with Research

This Friday, prepare to take a leap off the deep end of storytelling. Kristen Millares Young will give a talk about how research can improve your story if used correctly.  Kristen is a  celebrated novelist and journalist with an impressive writing resume. She currently lives in Seattle, WA and teaches at the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Check out her website and come Friday to hear a great writing program.

A Field Researcher’s Guide to Authoritative Storytelling

We will learn to infuse narrative with lyric accuracy through careful study of the world around us. We will seek guidance from fiction and nonfiction authors who take deep dives into their subjects, including the masters Joan Didion, Karen Tei Yamashita, Annie Dillard, and Eula Biss. Remember: research carries a story like water beneath a boat. Keep it moving to stay afloat.

What: Lewis County Writer Guild’s monthly meeting

Where: The Station Coffee Bar and Bistro, 120 S Tower Ave, Centralia, WA

When: Friday, February 17, 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. program

Speaker: Kristen Millares Young is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared most recently in the Guardian and the New York Times. Recognized by the Society f or Features Journalism in 2016,  Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall ”, which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody.  Kristen is president of the board of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit journalism studio.

Hope to see you there!




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