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Wednesday, September 11 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Writing Social Histories

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You’ve gathered the information, procrastinated and now it’s time to write. In order to construct a compelling narrative in written form, we must be proficient in a number of areas. This session will teach organization, thematic development and the benefit of collaborative editing.  While writing is often challenging, there are basic guidelines that can raise the quality of your final draft. 
In this session we will examine the process and tools necessary for crafting your client’s unique story including character development, scene setting, and voice.  We will discuss research, graphs, photos and tables as supplements to emphasize concepts. We will examine these elements using specific examples and previous memo excerpts. You will leave with concrete tools and feeling encouraged about the process of collaborative writing.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Waller

Dani Waller

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Federal Community Defender Office
Dani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who, in March of 2015, joined the Federal Community Defender Office in Indianapolis. Before joining the Federal Defender's, she spent 10 years in private practice working on death penalty cases throughout the country and at the federal level... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Room 138