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Introductory/Intermediate. Opinion writing is one of the most powerful vehicles for using personal stories to inspire change. In this generative class, we’ll practice mining our experiences in order to craft opinion pieces that humanize our convictions. We’ll draw inspiration from writers like Rebecca Solnit, Bill McKibben, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Timothy Egan, and from Louise Dunlap’s book, Undoing the Silence, about overcoming barriers that make us reluctant to speak out. Students will develop a draft of an opinion piece, essay, or pitch.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 2 SessionsNonfiction
Start Date: 05/20/2017
End Date: 05/27/2017
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Madeline Ostrander’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Sun Magazine, Audubon Magazine, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, and High Country News. She is a full-time freelance science and environmental writer and the former senior editor of YES! Magazine.