In this workshop, participants will look at classic sports memoirs, some of which feature Cleveland sports legends like Lebron James, to begin writing your own. Consider H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, which took us to Odessa in West Texas and changed how we felt about high school football, spawned a film and TV series. LeBron James’ own “I’m Coming Home” letter is an example of the power of the sports essay. In the second session, you’ll have a chance to get feedback on your own work. Learn to take your sports recollections and craft them into powerful nonfiction narratives.
About the presenters: Charlotte Morgan is a veteran reporter and photographer who grew up watching sports with her dad. Traveling to Browns training camp in Hiram, Ohio and watching games at the old Municipal Stadium was a way of life. Her career as a sports reporter began when her high school track team competed to win a State Championship, she traveled across the state to cover their relays. As reporter, she’s worked the Cavs as well the Cleveland Browns beat for local community newspapers and takes pride in the fact she interviewed ESPN’s Jemele Hill before she became a household name.