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Friday, June 19 • 10:45am - 11:00am
THE ART (& Adventure) OF THE INTERVIEW or How I came face-to-face with Quentin Tarantino (Maxwell's).

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I’m really excited to share the fun and joy of being able to get the material we need from the interviews we do, even when we have subjects that don’t feel like talking about what we need to talk about, or when we find ourselves face-to-face with someone we never thought we’d get access to. Lots of times the reason we interview folks is because there’s something sensitive happening in their lives — a high point or a low point. This talk will help us get to the heart of our research in a way that’s fun and compassionate, and prepares us for moments of serendipity when we’re face-to-face with someone we always wanted to interview, or when we have to do an interview in less than idyllic conditions, sometimes in total chaos. The Interview Adventure is a set of skills writers can not only use professionally, but also in their personal lives to help write down their family histories, because let’s face it, who can be more off-topic than Aunt Marge?
The talk will also include technical tips that will make transcribing, or writing the essay, article or story easy peasy.

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Laura Elliott

Over the years I’ve traveled through 19 countries on five continents, many more than once. I write and speak about travel, resilience and my passions––food, trekking, writing and spirituality––in exotic and hilarious ways. My personal and travel essays have been published... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 10:45am - 11:00am
The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel 2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228

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