SPJ announces narrative writing workshops for journalists in San Diego, Columbia, S.C. and DenverFor Immediate Release:
Beth King, Communications Manager (317) 927-8000, ext. 211
Heather Porter, Programs Coordinator, (317) 927-8000, ext. 204
INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the locations for the 2007 Narrative Writing Workshops for reporters and front line editors. Workshops will occur Saturday, June 9 in San Diego on the campus of the University of California, San Diego; Saturday, June 23 in Columbia, S.C. at the University of South Carolina; and Saturday, July 28 at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Designed to encourage the transformation from inverted pyramid-style writing to the art of storytelling, these full-day workshops are led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Hallman Jr.
“During the workshop, participants will learn ideas for narrative reporting, the daily get, long form narrative storytelling and strategies to take back to the newsroom,” Hallman said. “Narrative writing is a true gift and I look forward to teaching my craft with future narrative writers.”
In 2001, Hallman won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his series of articles in The Oregonian. Additionally, he has been the recipient of every major writing award for journalism, including multiple American Society of Newspaper Editors awards, a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, a National Headliner Award and a Nixon National Writing Award. A reporter for more than 25 years, Hallman has been at The Oregonian since 1980.
Narrative Writing Workshops cost $35 for SPJ members and $50 for non-members. Late fees shall apply for registrations received less than two weeks before each workshop date. Workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For complete details or to register, visit www.spj.org/nww.asp or call Heather Porter at (317) 927-8000, ext. 204.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.