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Sunday, April 8 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9L: Yes, You're an Expert: Op-ed Writing for Novelists and Nonfiction Writers
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Writing commentary can help even beginning writers get first publication credits, whether you’re a memoirist, novelist or narrative nonfiction writer. It’s also an opportunity to make your voice heard on the issues of the day, and gives you a chance to reach a wide audience and cement yourself as an expert. Write a few op-eds for national publications, and TV and radio shows might come calling.

In this hands-on workshop, we'll ask: How do you even get started with a commentary? What grabs the attention of op-ed editors at the New York Times and other publications? The playing field for commentary is fairly level, but you need to pick your topic wisely and write with panache. Here you’ll brainstorm ideas, write a top of a commentary, and get tips on how to get op-eds published from an experienced op-ed writer, author, and mentor-editor for The Op-Ed Project. 

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Linda K. Wertheimer

Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance. While Linda is a veteran journalist and a former Boston Globe education editor, don’t confuse her with the Other Linda of NPR. During her nearly 30-year journalism career... Read More →

Sunday April 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor
  Block 9, Lecture