O Mediacentru / Saopštenja

Aleksandar Hemon’s Master Workshop

NetNovinar Training Center invites you to attend the workshop of one of the world’s most esteemed writers and the author of The Question of Bruno and Nowhere Man. The closing deadline for applications is the 5th of December.

‘Aleksandar Hemon’s Master Workshop: Writing for the Public – Literature and Journalism’ will be held on December 13-15 at Mediacentar Sarajevo.
The main goal of the workshop is to distinguish between literary and news writing and at the same time to demonstrate which literary techniques can be applied in journalism, and vice versa.
The workshop will consist of two thematic modules.
In the first module participants will learn in detail about literary text and news text. They will study the characteristics of literary text: rhetoric, audience, production, and the characteristics of news text, with special reference to columns.
In the second module the trainer will focus on similarities and differences between writers and journalists in different socio-cultural situations.
As Aleksandar Hemon publishes bilingually and works on two continents, part of the workshop will be devoted to the situation of journalists/writers in the United States and Europe.
Participants will work on their own work, if they have any, which they will analyze with the trainer. A large part of the workshop will be devoted to participant-trainer discussions and written exercises.
Aleksandar Hemon (www.aleksandarhemon.com) has lived in Chicago since 1992. His stories were published by prominent international newspapers such as The New Yorker, Chicago Review, and The Paris Review and are included in The Best American Short Stories 1999, 2000 and 2006. The book Nowhere Man was nominated for The National Book Critics Circle Award, an annual award given for the best English book. Hemon’s two most famous works, The Question of Bruno and Nowhere Man, were published in the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2002 The Society of Midland Authors awarded him for best English book of the year in the category of Adult Fiction.He received The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, awarded to individuals who show exceptional originality and commitment to their work. His articles were published in The Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New York Times and other prominent international newspapers. He writes the column Hemonwood in BH Dani magazine.
The registration fee is 300 KM (153 Euro) and includes a certificate of attendance on completion of the workshop.
The application should include:
1. Candidate CV2. Candidate personal contact details
For more information, please contact:
Maša Hilčišin Derviševićmasa@media.ba+ 387 33 715 840or visit our website:www.netnovinar.org
The workshop is organized by NetNovinar – Center for Investigative Reporting and Media Education (Founders: Mediacentar Sarajevo & Investigative Journalism Center, Zagreb)