Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Making Facts Matter with Mike Conklin
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Journalism
Tags: Narrative, Sentence Structure, Facts, Details, Story
About the Session
Join career journalist, Mike Conklin, on his approach to writing creative nonfiction with a focus on the basics: establish the narrative, match it with an intended audience and medium, collect facts, and, depending on length, construct your storytelling with an organized, clear pathway. The structure of sentences, paragraphs and relative details carry the reader. Sounds simple and journalistic, but nonfiction writing is about facts---their use and non-use. Let them tell the story, and the writer provides segues.