Writing for Social Change (with Jessica Pishko)

Jessica Pishko

Jessica Pishko

Contact: jesspish@gmail.com

Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates: Saturday, January 23

Course fee: $75

In this class we’ll discuss writing about social issues, with an eye towards advocacy. We’ll survey reporting techniques and research, as well as how to select appropriate publications to pitch. Then we’ll move on to structuring your piece to appeal to a mass audience, as well as how to maintain objectivity in the face of reporting. The class will culminate in a two-to-three paragraph pitch on your chosen topic.

Jessica Pishko graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She practiced corporate law, specializing in securities fraud, and represented death penalty clients and victims of domestic abuse pro bono. She has published personal essays in Racked, The Morning News, The Rumpus, and Lucky magazine.

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