Workshop Description: This seminar will focus on writing about foreign cultures, countries and communities in various journalistic and literary forms, including traditional foreign reportage, narrative nonfiction, immersion journalism, essays, first-person, and memoir. I have lived and worked mainly in Turkey so there will be somewhat of a Turkish slant to the subject matter but journalistic works from many regions will be studied and discussed.
The class will explore the process of learning about, understanding, and reporting on foreign environments, and will dissect the ways in which foreign countries – and especially foreign politics – are often misunderstood. But primarily this class will be a course on writing, with emphasis on form, structure, style and clarity (down to the sentence- level). Anyone interested in publishing their writing in magazines, newspapers, literary journals or in book form is especially encouraged. All students will have the opportunity to work on one project over the course of the semester.
Classes will meet at the following times: 3pm - 5pm
Sept. 16 - 3pm - 5pm
Sept. 23 - 3pm - 5pm
Oct. 7 - 3pm - 5pm
Oct. 21 - 3pm - 5pm
Nov. 4 - 3pm - 5pm
Nov. 18 - 3pm - 5pm
Dec. 2 - 3pm - 5pm
The workshop will have a total of 7 sessions. First priority for registration will be for students enrolled in the MA program in Near Eastern Studies (or GloJo-NEST), and to others with permission. There is a required reading list that will be sent to you once you register.
Participants from all disciplines are welcome to join. No prerequisite other than your enthusiasm.
Location: Hagop Kevorkian Center's Richard Ettinghausen Library, 255 Sullivan Street at Washington Square South.
Space is limited, if interested, please fill and send response back, as soon as possible. The DEADLINE is September 16, 2019.