The Art of the Interview (1730)

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon

$45 (10% off for members)

Whether you're producing a work of non-fiction or creating believable, authentic characters for your novel, a key research tool is the interview.  In this session, you'll learn interviewing tips and strategies for getting even the most recalcitrant person to open up to you. Class members will have an opportunity to apply techniques that will break down the barriers that inhibit us from learning about the experiences of people of different genders, races, and cultures.

Recommended Reading:
Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers, Gail Sedorkin

John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and the author of four novels, Fast Track, Bluff, Troubled Water, and Bullet in the Chamber – all part of John’s Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series. Bullet in the Chamber deals, in part, with the death of John’s 22-year-old son Stephen in 2011. During John’s nearly 45-year award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), he has been a White House correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He has taught journalism at The University of Maryland – College Park and novel writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.  In addition to leading writing workshops around the country and abroad, he edits book-length manuscripts. For more information, visit

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers By Gail Sedorkin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781742370941
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Allen & Unwin - September 1st, 2011