Celebrating the written word

Nonfiction Writing on Caffeine, led by Mark Washburn

  • October 26, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211 (Room A104)
  • 18


  • Special price for members

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Mark Washburn has spent his career working at newspapers in the South. At the Miami Herald, he rose to be state editor in charge of coverage throughout Florida, the nation's weirdest state.  In his 20 years with Knight Ridder newspapers, he was part of three news-gathering projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service -- Hurricane Andrew in Miami, the Red River Flood in Grand Forks, N.D., and Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi. He served as a war correspondent with two tours of Iraq in 2004 and 2005. He retired in 2016 as a reporter and columnist at The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina but contributes occasionally to the newspaper and is a columnist for Business North Carolina magazine.  He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, serves on the board of the Davidson Housing Coalition and continues to rage against tolls on Interstate 77.

What you will learn: NONFICTION WRITING ON CAFFEINE -- There's always a deadline and even if it's a tight one, there's no need for your creativity to get stifled. A session on how you can streamline and elevate your copy when time is short. A good class for historians, freelancers or anyone else who have to gather facts and build an engaging narrative from them. Taught by Mark Washburn, who spent decades in the newspaper industry playing against the clock.



Charlotte Writers' Club  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954

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