Deep Dive Interviews

Michael Green

Michael Green
21 January 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Michael Green
If an interview soars, even for a minute, it’s exhilarating. As Studs Terkel said, “Interviewing? Easy? Ask me another one! … Is it exciting? I’ll say it is, yes!” But it’s fraught too. In this course we’ll delve into the art and craft of asking a lot of questions. We’ll interrogate our assumptions, identities and tendencies, and pin down what they mean for us as interviewers. Come prepared to ask and answer questions as we practice in class.

You will learn

  • How to prepare for, conduct and follow up on in-depth interviews
  • What the experts say about interviewing techniques
  • How to work with interviewees to ensure they can give or withdraw informed consent
  • Why you should wrestle with who owns the story and what to do about it
  • How to consider trauma, including identifying and handling re-traumatisation in interviewees

About Michael Green

Michael Green is a journalist in Melbourne. He hosts the Walkley Award–winning podcast 'The Messenger' and co-edited the book 'They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from detention'. In 2018 he worked on SBS’s world-first Instagram documentary 'She Called Me Red'. As a feature writer, Michael has covered social and environmental issues for Harper’s Magazine, SBS, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Nature, Nautilus, Smith Journal, Right Now and Overland, among others.

Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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