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The Art of the Essay: How to Write Op-Eds and Nonfiction and Personal Essays

Learn to write essays and get published in magazines, in newspapers, and online. This is the age of the essay. Now, more than ever, writers are finding essays to be the best way to get their voices heard and to get published in the mainstream media. Learn the basics of how to pitch to columns such as the New York Times’ “Modern Love”; to the opinion pages of major newspapers like The Washington Post and The Boston Globe; and to online sites including Slate, Salon, and The New Republic. Learn what makes a good idea; how to write an op-ed, a personal essay, and a nonfiction essay; and what publications are looking for right now. You will learn how to pitch your story to an editor and you will come away from the class with a complete essay ready for publication.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of how to write effective personal essays
  • A draft of your own essay

Ideal for

  • Writers of all levels
  • The curious and creative
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 24 - Nov 12
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

    Tuition $660