The Creative Side of Writing Research with Amy Shea [Workshop]
Amy Shea’s workshop on guiding a writer to decide when, how, and how much research to include in a creative essay.
How does a writer decide when, how, and how much research to include in a creative essay? In this workshop, discussion will focus on the reasons for including research, how research can improve an essay, considerations on how to format and present the facts, how to balance between critical and creative elements, and enhancing the braided elements of research and narrative through literary elements such as voice, tone, and register.
This workshop will include time for both close reading and writing practice. Examples of narrative nonfiction and longform journalism will be reviewed, including a dissection of Amy Shea’s long-form essay, “Deaths of Disparity,” published in The Massachusetts Review.