On June 21, I’ll be doing a new, more in-depth kind of opinion-writing workshop with Rachel Uranga, an editorial board member for the Los Angeles News Group, at V3Con, a digital media conference organized by the L.A. chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.
The session, “Share Your Story with Guest Opinion Columns,” will cover the basics of op-ed writing and pitching that I discussed in Chicago and San Francisco earlier this year. The second part of the session will be interactive and we’ll be working with participants to develop an op-ed idea to develop, write and pitch to a news publication.
If you’re a community leader, grassroots activist or a writer looking to get your work published in more places, join us at our session on Saturday, June 21 from 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
This is what attendees will get out of it:
- A foolproof structure for op-eds
- Ideas for different types of op-eds from nonprofit and community leaders
- The DOs and DON’Ts of pitching to editors
- The four most important questions to ask before writing
This is a unique opportunity to meet Rachel, who edits local op-eds, and get her personal feedback on your idea for an opinion column.
The conference starts with a Friday reception on June 20 and will feature a full-day of sessions on Saturday at the Japanese American National Museum. Check out the V3Con schedule online.
If you would like to attend the conference, the professional registration rate is $50 plus a $3.49 fee. Register online here.
On a personal note, I look forward to sinking back into the crazy soup of cultures in the Southland. I’m a Southern California native — born in L.A., grew up in Cerritos and Orange. It’s been rainy in Seattle for a week and I need to fill up on some vitamin D.
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On June 21, I'll be doing a new, more in-depth kind of opinion-writing workshop with Rachel Uranga, an editorial board m...