If you have a background in fiction or nonfiction but want to learn the fundamentals of reporting (interviewing, researching like a writer, getting ahold of archival documents, police reports or trial transcripts & the ethics of all this), this class may be for you. Reporting requires no special skills, only curiosity, tenacity, and a willingness to be a little uncomfortable. You will come away with a clear path forward into future reporting and researching for your current or future projects.
Emma Copley Eisenberg’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Guernica, The Washington Post Magazine, and others. Her first book of nonfiction is The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, which was a NYTimes notable book of 2020 and nominated for an Edgar and Lambda Literary Award. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she co-directs Blue Stoop, a hub for the literary arts. Her next two books, a novel and a collection of short stories, are forthcoming from Hogarth (Penguin Random House).
Emma is new to The Porch. Welcome!