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The Story's the Thing

September 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library • Eau Claire Room • Eau Claire
Effective Storytelling for Journalists and Nonfiction Writers
Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm


L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St Eau Claire Room
54701 Eau Claire , WI

Join Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine editor Jason A. Smith for a discussion on the ways in which writers can harness the power of storytelling to create compelling articles, essays, blogs, profiles, even e-mails. Smith will explore how to craft gripping ledes and incorporate dramatic elements that captivate readers. He will also provide insight on how to translate complex subjects for, and explain abstract ideas to general audiences.

Hosted by the L.E Phillips Memorial Public Library in partnership with the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, this event is free and open to the public. No registration required.  For more details, call the Phillips Library Information & Reference desk at 715-839-5004.


Jason A. Smith is the associate director of the Wisconsin Academy and editor of the organization's quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, Wisconsin People & Ideas.

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