How to Write Effective ‘Letters to the Editor’ Workshop

TITLE: How to Write Effective ‘Letters to the Editor’ Workshop

Missed the Workshop?  View it on YouTube.

WHEN: Monday, May 22nd 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Online Zoom Workshop Meeting (details on how to join the meeting below)

PARTICIPANTS: Indivisible Washington Environment Network members and affiliate groups

INSTRUCTOR:  Bee Faxon, editor and retired English and Journalism teacher from Mount Vernon, WA

WHAT:  Take your activism to another level by taking advantage of an under-utilized tool to get your message across and inform your neighbors – Letters to the Editor. This interactive, hands-on class will have you actively composing and editing from your own computer as we practice writing skills. The format is low-key and without pressure—any sharing will be voluntary; no writing experience is necessary. And this workshop is free, thanks to Bee’s generosity with her time and expertise.

Topics covered during the workshop:

  • Finding your letter’s focus
  • Writing for purpose (and defining that purpose)
  • Writing to your audience (and defining that audience)
  • Writing to be effective (including necessary context, use of claims and evidence, and establishing your ethos as a writer)
  • Editing to meet required word counts (usually a daunting part of letters to the editor)
  • Editing to make your writing more lively and vivid

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FREE WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT:

indivisiblewaenviro@gmail.com

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