Writing for Social Change (with Jessica Pishko)

Jessica Pishko

Jessica Pishko




SATURDAY, APRIL 16  |  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.

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 writes frequently about incarceration and social justice issues and lives in San Francisco with her family.  Her work has appeared in The New Republic, Vice, Pacific Standard, and The Atlantic, among others.

Contact: jesspish@gmail.com

Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates: Saturday, April 16

Course fee: $75

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