Blog post by speaker Jill Barth
A session for writers of meaningful and engaging content.
For many wineries, the story of place and people is as important as the profiles of the wine they produce. But what really matters to readers and wine buyers? Learn more during a Wine Media Conference 2021 breakout presentation with Jill Barth: The Art of Storytelling for the Wine Industry.
In this session —Saturday, August 7th from 9:00 – 9:45 AM PST in Willamette Middle — we’ll sharpen your storytelling skills for any audience or writing opportunity. Topics will include: choosing an angle, determining sources, and interviewing tips.
We’ll touch on the best ways to capture place and setting with your words and how to approach fresh topics to pitch to editors or enhance your own publication.
As a bonus, we’ll build a 5-minute resume that captures why you are the person to tell the story.
Many of us are about to get on a plane to travel to Oregon, and everyone needs some reading material. In preparation for the storytelling session, here are some of my favorite books on the craft of writing.
Toss one in your carry-on and perhaps your impression and insight can lend to conversation during the session. If you have a book to suggest to the group, feel free to come prepared to share the title with all of us!
- “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott
- “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg
- “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron
- “The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers” by John Gardner