The Art of the Interview
Free Monthly Meeting, 1-hour Zoom presentation
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Presentation 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sign-in and social time 12:30-1:00
Syndicated columnist, author of five books, professionally produced playwright,
composer and lyricist, visual artist
In nearly 52 years as a professional writer, Ed has interviewed senators, governors, captains of industry, lawyers, film stars and (literally) ditch diggers. They all have one thing in common: they want to yell you their stories. Here’s how to encourage them to do so—and then, how to write about it.
You will learn:
- How to put interviewees at ease (and where)
- How to make the most of your and their time
- How to separate the wheat from the chaff—i.e., the truth from the hype
- How to prepare
- How to follow up
Ed Goldman is a writer, painter, and composer. He has worked for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s Magazine, the Sacramento Business Journal, and The Goldman State. He has published five books, written two professionally produced plays, written for movies and television, and taught college courses in journalism, broadcasting and public relations.