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Writing Workshops

Creating Audio Fiction and Nonfiction with C.J. Farley and Ann Heppermann


2 Sessions

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Thursday & Friday 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT November 4 to November 5, 2021

Online via Zoom

Audible Executive Editor C.J. Farley (leading the 11/4 session on writing and editing) and Audible Producer Ann Heppermann (leading the 11/5 session on production and narration) will provide insight into the engaging and creative ways that authors are attracting new audiences through audio storytelling. With the explosive growth of audio as a medium through which readers are both experiencing books and enjoying new works, understanding the nuances of writing—and creating—with listeners in mind unlocks new opportunities and avenues for writers and creators.

All Levels
Capacity: 20

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    C.J. Farley

    C.J. Farley

    C.J. Farley is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Around Harvard Square, winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award. He’s worked as a music critic and senior editor for Time magazine and as an arts editor and senior editor for the Wall Street Journal. His books include the bestsellers Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, which was made into a hit Lifetime movie. Farley co-wrote the book The Blues with Martin Scorsese, and was a consulting producer for HBO’s hit documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, which won a Peabody. A graduate of Harvard, he’s currently an Executive Editor at Amazon Inc’s Audible. His new novel Zero O’Clock is due out September 7, 2021.


    Ann Heppermann

    Ann Heppermann

    Ann Heppermann is an executive producer at Audible. She is also the founder of the Sarah Awards which celebrates and rewards radio drama for the 21st century. Likened to the Oscars by the New York Times, the Sarah Awards encourages producers to push the boundaries of audio fiction. She’s worked in audio for nearly 20 years and received numerous awards, including a Peabody.In 2011 she was named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. A dedicated educator, she has been teaching audio fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in its writing program since 2011. She’s also hosted the fiction podcast Serendipity and worked on fiction podcasts for Netflix. Bitch magazine called her a “sort of Goddess of podcasting,” which pleases her very much.