THURSDAYS, OCT. 22 — 29 |Your opinion matters. You have taken the time to research an issue and think it through. Now how can you get the word out to the people who need to hear it? Newspapers, magazines, and websites are looking for well-reasoned essays. But their criteria are very different from the ones your college English professor used. In this three-hour course, you will learn the basics of writing an essay or op-ed for publication. You will write your own opinion piece, then submit it for critique by the instructor and peers so you can polish it for publication.
This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
Laird Harrison has published opinion pieces in Salon, The Nation, and the San Francisco Chronicle among other publications. His journalism has appeared in Time, Reuters and Smithsonian. He has taught writing at San Francisco State University, U.C. Berkeley Extension and Mediabistro. He is the author of the novel Fallen Lake.
Number of sessions: 2
Dates: Thursdays, October 22, 29
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $85