Come to the Rockingham Free Public Library on Monday, October 19 at 5 p.m. for a free workshop which will focus on the art and craft of using quotes accurately and effectively.
Due to popular demand, "Art Of the Interview" is a continuation of Jeff Potter's September workshop "Other People's Words." First-timers are also welcome.
Knowing how to get interesting quotes from your sources can give a shot of adrenaline to your writing. If you work with nonfiction - newspapers, newsletters, press releases, websites - you can make your copy more interesting when you include quotes. But how do you get these quotes?
Follow us on a field trip through an interview or two, a journey that will point out the decisions you can make on the fly to make the most of the conversations you have with your source and the techniques you can use to get those quotes into your notebook. In addition, Potter will show participants how to use quotes effectively -- and accurately -- in your writing.
This workhsop is open to the public- no previous writing or journalism experience is required. Participants are invited to bring a project or share successful techniques.
Limited to 15 participants. Sign up early at 463-4270.
The library is at 65 Westminster Street in Bellows
Jeff Potter works for the nonprofit Vermont Independent Media as editor of The Commons newspaper in Brattleboro.
This workshop is part of The Media Mentoring Project (MMP) which is in its fourth year promoting media literacy and community participation in local media. The MMP free workshops help Windham County citizens get their voices heard in local media-covering topics such as constructing an effective press release or writing a letter to the editor, an opinion piece or a compelling lead. Workshops also address general journalism or media literacy issues.
The adult program now meets once a month for a journalism skills workshop, which includes the option of an individual follow-up session by e-mail with the MMP presenter.
For details, call Betsy Arney at 246-6397.