Vanessa Hua

Narrative Journalism: Interview and Research Techniques

Sunday September 9th, 11:00am

Narrative journalism is a powerful medium, combining journalism and storytelling while relying on literary tools to develop character and story arcs. Vanessa Hua, an award-winning author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, shares how she develops compelling narratives and immersive fiction in this workshop on interview and research techniques.

About Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is the author of Deceit and Other Possibilities (2016), winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a finalist for the California Book Award, as well as A River of Stars (2018). She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice reporting as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Asian American Journalists’ Association, and Best of the West. A columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and ZYZZYVA, among others, and has filed stories from China, Burma, South Korea, and elsewhere. She teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

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