The Art of Craft and the Craft of Art
An in-depth look at the practice of excellent journalistic writing, from pitch to sentence to story, with Adam Sternbergh, a contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture, and the former culture editor for the New York Times Magazine. With emphases on how to craft an irresistible pitch by learning the difference between an event, an idea, an opinion, and a story; how to recognize the best style for the story you want to tell, from individual sentences to overall structure; how to know where to start (the perfect lede) and where to finish (the perfect kicker); and how to write journalism that’s both great writing and great journalism (they’re not always the same thing).
Thursday, April 23 & Thursday, April 30, at 6pm
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: This workshop will be limited to eight students. To apply for a spot, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Friday, April 10:
– One piece of writing, either in full or an excerpt, of no more than 1,200 words
– One published article (a web link is fine) written by an author whose work you particularly like and/or whose writing style you particularly admire
MORE ABOUT ADAM STERNBERGH:
Adam Sternbergh is a contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture, and the former culture editor for the New York Times Magazine. His writing has appeared in GQ, The Times of London, and on This American Life, as well as in the anthologies New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine; The Best American Political Writing 2009; The Best Technology Writing 2009; and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakeable Love of New York. He’s the author of two crime novels, Shovel Ready, a 2014 Newsweek Favorite Book of the Year and a 2015 Edgar Nominee for Best First Novel, and its sequel, Near Enemy. He lives in Brooklyn.
April 23, 2015
6.00 pm–8.00 pm
65 West 11th Street, Room 102
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011