Return to Write-O-Rama

Some of you may remember that last November I taught a writing workshop at Write-O-Rama, the full day of workshopping that Hugo House offers several times a year in Seattle. I'm pleased to say that Write-O-Rama is back again on Saturday June 2nd - and yes, I'll be there again, waving pens at whiteboards and handing out random pieces of paper.

This time my workshop is on interviews - how to conduct them, what to ask, and how to write them up as feature articles afterwards. If you're in one of the two sessions held on Saturday you'll learn the different kinds of interviews, how to adapt your techniques to these different formats, how to sneak in those awkward questions - plus how to PIMP your interview. Gotta love that acronym.

Here's the official blurb on the workshop:

Writing and Conducting Interviews  
with Dan Coxon, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Want to interview and write about your favorite author/band/artist, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you skills for conducting an interview and writing it up as a coherent article afterwards. Be prepared to interview and be interviewed!

Other classes on the day include structuring chapter arcs, finding inspiration, writing the middle of your story, and developing sensuous imagery. If you feel like joining us, online registration is open now via the Hugo website,with pricing structured as follows:

Write-O-Rama Underwriter: $80 (includes a membership to Hugo House, plus a present that will be waiting for you at check-in!)
Write-O-Rama Supporter: $60 (includes a membership to Hugo House!)
Write-O-Rama Participant: $45
You can register online in the weeks leading up to Write-O-Rama; for the procrastinators among us, day-of registration will also be offered, beginning at 9:30 a.m., though you can drop-in at any time during Write-O-Rama, register and get writing.

See you there - and remember to sharpen those pencil apps...

Photo: Rebecca Swee