2018-02/24 Feature Writing with Felicia Campbell

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One Day Only! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Writing a feature story for a newspaper, magazine, or digital platform, goes beyond the recounting of facts. Features are all about telling stories that plunge the reader into an experience, whether that be the harrowing account of an abuse victim’s fight for survival or an immersive travel story about discovering the underground jazz clubs of Munich. Writing a great feature requires a careful weaving together of well-researched facts into a narrative form. In this class we will talk about the process of developing a feature story idea, crafting it and pitching it in multiple ways for multiple audiences, effective techniques for researching and reporting, tips on story telling techniques and pitfalls, and ethical considerations when writing non-fiction. You are encouraged to bring anything you are currently working on, from initial story ideas to drafts. We will take time to do some writing and critique during the session. At the end of this workshop, you will have a clear roadmap for developing and writing a great feature story.

 

Felicia Campbell has worked as a print and digital editor for magazines and newspapers all over the world, including Saveur magazine in New York, Times of Oman in Muscat, and Phoenix New Times in Arizona, and is currently the executive digital editor at Edible San Diego. She is a contributing freelance writer for various publications, including Departures, Saudi Aramco World, Eater, and Food52 and is the author of the award-nominated cookbook and culinary history, “The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia”(Andrews McMeel, 2015).

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