Writing Wrongs: Social Change In Narrative Nonfiction
Weds. 9/19, 7-9p, Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106
Between the Lines is a reading series where award-winning local authors discuss the craft of writing. In September, journalists Christopher Johnston and Nikki Delamotte will discuss how they use research and reporting to take on social issues such as mental health and sexual assault. Learn tips for navigating difficult topics, talking to experts and survivors, and crafting compelling narratives that can create real-world change.
Nikki Delamotte is a freelance journalist whose work regularly appears in Cleveland Scene Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, Thrillist, Fresh Water Cleveland, Destination Cleveland and more.
Christopher Johnston has published more than 3,000 articles in numerous publications, including American Theatre, Balanced Living, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, History Magazine, The Plain Dealer, Scientific American, and Time.com. His book, Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice was published by Skyhorse Publishers in May 2018. He is currently writing a biography of a Green Beret who served with distinction in Afghanistan where he was gravely wounded and required several years to recover.