Jeff Benedict '91, best-selling author, award-winning features writer for Sports Illustrated and Eastern alumnus, will join Eastern's faculty this summer to teach COM 460, "Non-Fiction Writing from Idea to Publication," a three-credit course being held on Saturdays from June 28 to Aug. 9, with no class on July 5.
"We are proud of Jeff and his distinguished career in journalism, and happy to have him back on campus," said Eastern President Elsa Núñez. "His work is value-centered and focuses on critical issues of society. Jeff is a role model for young people aspiring to be writers."
COM 460 will cover the stages of non-fiction writing from idea conception to publication. Using Sports Illustrated stories and his own books, Benedict will teach students how to develop story ideas, conduct interviews, structure a story, develop sound writing habits and promote a story.
"Sound writing is a key that has unlocked doors to a rich life of experiences and priceless relationships," Benedict said. "As a student at Eastern I never imagined I'd make a career out of telling stories. I am eager to share what I've learned with the students at my alma mater."
Students interested in Benedict's course should visit www1.easternct.edu/ce/jeffbenedict.