The third annual “Latest in Longform” conference will happen on Saturday, October 29, 2016, hosted by UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. (A select number of master classes will be held Sunday, October 30.) The conference promises to be one of the most sizzling events of the year for those exploring the creative edges and the best traditions of nonfiction storytelling.

Under the direction of journalist and UC Berkeley alum Constance Hale, top writers and editors will join an audience of talented journalists for a bracing, all-day conversation about the state of literary nonfiction. Keynote conversations will look at the landscape for groundbreaking work—whether online, in glossy magazines, or in books. Provocative panels and intensive workshops will focus on the craft. Optional master classes on Sunday, October 30, will allow attendees to dig deeper, developing new skills and insight.

In a Q & A on Nieman Storyboard, Hale lays out the vision of the conference. An extensive article published by the American Society of Journalists and Authors gives a sense of the 2014 conference.

Attendance is limited to 80 experienced writers, to allow for high-level discussions, small-group sessions, and meaningful networking. Registration will begin in mid-August, with an an early bird rate of $275. After September 1, the fee will be $300. Master classes on Sunday will cost an additional $60.

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Our Sponsors:

  • UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism
  • The School’s Clay Felker Magazine Center
  • The ASJA Educational Fund

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