6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds - Remote!

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting September 23rd
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
13 seats max

Do you have strong opinions, but don’t know how to turn them into strong op-eds? Would you like to format them into compelling, persuasive arguments? This class is for you! Looking at op-eds by publications such as the LA Times, Cognoscenti, McSweeny's and The Independent, we will talk about rhetorical devices like taking a stance, establishing a good hook, and recognizing the opposition. Students will write a 600- to 800-word op-ed focused on a different theme each week, to be read aloud in class for immediate feedback. We will also talk about how and where to pitch pieces. Note: Since the content of Op-Eds often reflect intimate issues, controversial views, and real-life situations, we will ensure that conversations around the work and its content takes place in a safe, supportive, and respectful space.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Theresa Okokon
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Previous Students Say

  • Frequent Deadlines
  • Generative
  • Inspired Me to Write More

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Medium

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