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Getting the Ball Rolling: Sports Writing, From 300 to 100,000 Words and All The Words In Between

  • Galaudet Gallery 618 South Farwell Street Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

For many, sports are a passion, but how does one capture that passion on the page?  What techniques do sports writers use to offer readers the same riveting experience as watching the game up close?  Join Leader-Telegram sports reporter Nick Erickson and author Joe Niese for a lively panel discussion on how to start, endure, and ultimately cross the finish line with your sports writing.

Joe Niese is a librarian and award-winning sports historian. He has written numerous articles and two books: Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer and Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story.  His next book, tentatively titled, Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, is due out fall, 2018. He lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Nick Erickson is a sports writer for the Leader-Telegram and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Featuring: peanuts, crackerjacks, and cold ones! 

If you need a sign language interpreter for this event, contact a week ahead and we’ll try our best to make it happen.”

Earlier Event: January 27
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