Writing a Strong Introduction to an Article or Essay

In writing short nonfiction, such as essays or short-memoir style pieces, crafting an opening that gets the reader to the heart of the story can be challenging. Great opening sentences of essays grab your attention, making the reader want to read on and raising key questions or tensions. This interactive workshop, conducted via Zoom, will offer an analysis of the openings of popular essays, as well as practical lessons on how to craft a strong introduction or narrative opening to your article or essay. The session includes dedicated writing time to apply what you have learned and workshop your ideas in class, with feedback and guidance from your instructor. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7272

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Tips and tricks for crafting an engaging piece of writing
  • Techniques for developing a story idea into a publishable piece

Ideal for

  • Writers of all levels of experience
  • Anyone with an interest in writing and publishing nonfiction articles or essays
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.