The Art of an Op-Ed
Facilitator: Annette Januzzi Wick and Guest Artist Bonnie Jean Feldkamp
Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Open to: All Genders 18+
Every writer, no matter their experience, should have a voice in our local, national and international conversations in the news. Every community member should have a voice in the op-ed pages, regardless of platform, profession, or publishing experience.
What are the types of opinion pieces? How do I handle arguments from both sides, while expressing myself with facts and well-defined viewpoints? How can I use strategies to write op-eds, as well as conveying information across social media platforms?
In this workshop, 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 to help readers relate, empathize and care. Participants will be exposed to writing samples of op-ed pieces before and after publication, and explore the message of their writing work while crafting an op-ed piece of their own. Laptops encouraged. Light snacks and water will be provided.
Annette Januzzi Wick (annettejwick.com) is a writer, author, facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change, and teacher for community groups. She recently published I'll Have Some of Yours, a story (mostly) about cookies and caregiving. Her work has appeared in the The Cincinnati Enquirer, HCRManorcare, and Books by Women Writers. She is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Bonnie Jean Feldkamp (writerbonnie.com) is an award-winning freelance writer of 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.
Location & Special Instructions
Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236