This is an entirely subjective selection of classes taught either by me or by writers and teachers I respect. I also include writing conferences that I am participating in, or that I think are well worth your time and money. All are listed (more or less) in chronological order, unless one item is especially newsy.
The Latest in Longform:
The Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference 2014
November 8, 2014
Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Under the direction of Constance Hale, a veteran journalist and teacher, this Cal conference brings together top editors and an audience of talented, veteran writers. The all-day event will be one long conversation about the tradition and the edges of literary journalism. Sessions will ask big questions and will also bore in on specific techniques. Platforms discussed will range from microblogs to books and genres looked at will range from spot news to memoir. We will not just explore how to research and write great stories, but also where to publish them, and how to collaborate with agents and editors. There will be keynotes, lectures, practical workshops, and additional "master classes" on Sunday, Nov. 9. Attendance is limited to 75 experienced writers, to allow for small-group sessions and rich networking. Registration begins September 1. Email NarrativeatCal [at] gmail [dot] com for more information. More detailed information here.