Novice and experienced writers find new perspectives in telling a story with just the right amount of creativity, detail, research and voice. Craft workshops assist the writer to delve into their work, whether a memoir or the history of an event or a place, to reveal what works and what doesn’t work.
Craig Welch covers the environment and natural resources, with a focus on climate change and oceans. He started at National Geographic in 2015 after 15 years with The Seattle Times. He was part of a team that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the deadliest landslide in U.S. history, and has won journalism awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Overseas Press Club, among others. HarperCollins published his book, Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America’s Strangest Wildlife, a nonfiction detective story about wildlife thieves. It won the national Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2011. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Welch has reported from all seven continents. He enjoys fly fishing and, when not injured, trail running. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.
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