Instructor: Britni de la Cretaz
Date & Time:
Saturday, November 17 | 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:
USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level:
Open
Maximum Attendees:
12 FULL/WAIT LIST ONLY
Fee:
Member: $65 | Nonmember: $120
Registration Closes: November 12


One of the surest ways to get noticed as a writer is to publish work in mainstream venues. But pitching personal essays to newspapers and print or online magazines is a skill that comes with its own rules.

This class will teach writers how to pitch essays, target markets, and adapt their work to appeal to mainstream audiences. Participants will examine and break down published work, and by the end of the class, they will be able to identify the parts and structure of what makes an essay appealing to a general readership publication. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on one or two sample pitches, so should bring a few ideas that they are hoping to write or place.

Participants will leave the class with handouts for reference, a cohesive list of potential markets, and the confidence to go home and dive right in.


De la CretazBritni de la Cretaz is a freelance journalist, sports writer, and essayist whose work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Literary Hub, Vogue, espnW, Teen Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, BRIDES Magazine, Parents Magazine, Narratively, and more. In 2017, she won the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Journalism for her work on racism in the Boston sports media scene. She is currently working on a nonfiction book about women and girls in football. VISIT britnidlc.com


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