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EN286 – The Audio Essay

In the Audio Essay, students will write and revise, record and revise, and produce and revise their own stories, working in collaboration with KRCC. The class will culminate in a five minute audio essay.

Photos from Radiolab and This American Life by Flickr users <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickymontalvo/">rickymontalvo</a> & <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarkel/">jarkel</a>.
Photos from Radiolab and This American Life by Flickr users rickymontalvo & jarkel.

In the Audio Essay, students will move from writing on the silent page to creating stories through a microphone. For the next three and a half weeks, the class will explore voice literally as an acoustic event, writing and producing an original audio essay in a supportive artistic community. The goal: to help writers discover, develop, and strengthen their capacities of nonfiction that is as compelling to the ear as to the eye. That said, the course will provide a mastery of the media lab, studying technology as language.

Also listed as: TH200, FM200