You’ve Got Questions: The Art of the Interview (Ages 13-18)


Jan 22,2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 826 Valencia Writing Lab
Taught by Ed Cavagnaro and Dory Culver
A three-session workshop
January 22–February 5
Mondays, 6–8 p.m.

No matter what kind of writer you are, whether you’re working on the next big young adult novel, award-winning screenplay, a podcast, poem, or even a school project, at some point you’re going to have to interview someone, and the role of interviewer is not as simple as it seems. You need to listen from every angle, develop follow ups, adapt quickly, and what if your interviewee has something to hide? In this workshop, students will learn the fine art of the great interview by conducting research, crafting compelling questions, and interviewing an expert guest. We’ll then use what we were able to learn in the interview to write a compelling journalistic piece. Instructors Dory Culver and Ed Cavagnaro are long-time broadcast journalists, who have each conducted hundreds of live and recorded interviews with experts and newsmakers. As newsroom managers, they’ve critiqued many more. Dory and Ed have also hosted three podcasting workshops at 826 Valencia.

To sign up for this workshop, fill out the following Google Form: After registering, you will receive an email to confirm your place in the workshop.

Event Dates

Jan 22,2018, 6:00 PM
Jan 29,2018, 6:00 PM
Feb 5,2018, 6:00 PM

Taught By: Ed Cavagnaro & Dory Culver