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Cullman Center Institute for Teachers, For Teachers: The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism


July 22, 2011

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

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