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  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020

    The Art of Writing an Op-Ed

    1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road.

    Open to all genders, over 18 years of age.

    Every writer, no matter his or her experience level, should feel they have a voice in contributing to our local, national and international conversations in the news. That can be accomplished through opinion writing, more specifically an op-ed.

    What are the various types of opinion pieces? How do I best handle arguments from both sides, while expressing myself with facts and well-defined viewpoints? How can I use new strategies to write op-eds, as well as conveying this information across social media platforms?

    In this workshop with Bonnie Jean Feldkamp, learn about opinion pieces in general, and how to tie personal experience to current events to write powerful op-eds and reach readers beyond the data points. Writers will learn strategies to help readers relate, empathize and care. Op-eds bring the news home and puts local faces to global issues. Every community member has a voice in the op-ed pages, regardless of platform, profession, or publishing experience.

    Facilitated by Annette Januzzi Wick, participants will be exposed to writing samples of op-ed pieces before and after publication, and explore the message of his or her writing work while crafting an op-ed piece of their own. Laptops welcome.

    Registration coming soon through WWfaC, but open to all.

    Light snacks and water will be provided.

    Annette Januzzi Wick (annettejwick.com) is a writer, author, teacher. She is a certified facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and recently published I’ll Have Some of Yours. Visit annettejwick.com to learn more.

    Bonnie Jean Feldkamp (writerbonnie.com) is an award-winning freelance writer who writes service journalism articles, personal essays, columns, and op-eds. Bonnie often contributes to The Cincinnati Enquirer and USAToday. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Scary Mommy, Medium and more. Bonnie is the Communications Director for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She is a board member of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a member of Journalism and Women Symposium, and the National Federation of Press Women. Bonnie lives in Cincinnati with her husband and family.

PUBLISHING

Rectify Our City's Disregard for Pedestrians - Enquirer, November, 2019. 

Love Flows Both Ways - HCRManorcare.com 

"The Art of Being Enough" - Books by Women.

WVXU – Interview with Annette Wick and Pauletta Hansel. . March, 2019.

National Society of Newspaper Columnists. What Qualifies as Honorable Mention? April, 2019.

Midlife Boulevard. Five Steps to Creating a Mission Statement of Care, July, 2016.

Alzheimers.net. Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia, October, 2015. She’s My Mother, December, 2015.

Arden Courts Newsletter. Spring, 2015.

Movers and Makers. Wither the Orchestra Goeth, April, 2016. Makers on Main, July, 2016, Sister in Memoir, February, 2016.

TheCaregiverspace.com. Coming Into Flower, June, 2016, Letting Go of Broken Things, July 2016.

Spillwords.com. The Courtship of Writing, July, 2016.

Erma Bombeck/HumorWriters.org. Erma Made Me Miss My Mother, April, 2016.

Mover and Makers. Freelance. My Final Words on Groceries. 2017. Whither Goeth the Audience. 2016. Makers on Main. 2016. 

Cincinnati Enquirer. A Most Precious Gift, July, 1999. Reaction to Toddler’s Death? Inaction, April, 2015.

For a Better World. Poems on Peace and Justice. Cincinnati, 2006, 2015, 2016.

LATEST TWEETS

Amplify the voices of at least 10 women and keep it going! @WriterBonnie @tinalneyer @eegPoet @finestmuffins @craftbizcoach @caregiving @fgpepp @Cassidy5inAZ @marylustrange @ysimpsonpower

Thanks @WomenWriters for publishing this piece. It was a pivotal moment for me as a writer

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