2015 - Spring

Portfolio 1

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182.003

Day & Time: Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Room 654

Instructor: Liza Featherstone

Portfolio I is the first in a two-course sequence designed to help Literary Reportage students refine the subject of their final projects. In addition to exploring your projects you will begin to master the basic building blocks of literary reportage. You will learn how to generate ideas, refine those ideas into queries, and develop those queries into pieces of roughly 1,500-3,000 words. As we work through this process we will discuss how to conduct interviews and research, organize your material, outline pieces, construct scenes, and use dialogue. There are two written assignments, one of which you will also produce as an audio piece. Open to non-Lit Rep students by permission of the instructor. Best for students who already have a project.

Literary Reportage priority. Instructor permission required.