The Art of Writing an Op-Ed
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.