Writers' Guide to Investigative Research with Donna Zucker

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 06:00 PM until Monday, March 4, 2019 at 08:00 PM


Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Donna Zucker
5 sessions, $450


Investigative research, while challenging, can be incredibly interesting and exciting to do! Research is vital to the integrity of a story and to the credibility of the writer. In this workshop, you will learn a number of skills including ways to organize your findings, determine the reliability of sources, and discover ways to incorporate the information into the text. We will use a variety of topics such as health, history, travel to illustrate the obstacles that may arise from doing this work. More importantly, you will find solutions to these problems. Open to writers of any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction).

Donna Zucker has 18 years of experience working for leading publishing houses including Time Inc. and Condé Nast. 

As a senior writer and researcher with the custom publishing division of Time Inc., Donna creates print and online content for corporations as well as not-for-profit organizations. She has written biographies for noteworthy individuals and interviewed leaders in the field of health and medicine. 

Throughout her career, Donna has worked independently with authors as a ghost writer, assisting with investigative research and developmental editing.

Donna’s academic background includes a MFA in non-fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a degree in history from Syracuse University. She has roots in the nonprofit sector including three years working at Lincoln Center’s New York City Opera and ten years training as a classical pianist. She has also lived and traveled throughout the world.

In 2008, Donna founded Your Story Inc, working with clients to write family histories for private publication. Inspired by the people she met and the work she was doing, in 2014 Donna launched Story Guide. The mission of Story Guide is to help people around the globe tell their personal stories.


Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment. 

Payment is required for your registration to be confirmed. If we don’t receive your payment within 48 hours of submission of this form, your registration will automatically be cancelled. You will have to complete the form again if you wish to register for the class.

Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

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