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When: Saturday June 11, 2022; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $45
Limited to 15 participants
Location: Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC)
Online: Zoom

Let’s face it, writers today must be proficient at wearing two hats—both as writer and self promoter. Publication of your personal essays and op-eds (opinion pieces) is a valuable tool that can help market your book(s), build your platform, enhance your credibility, form relationships with editors, and land you an agent.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft your pitches for personal essays and op-eds, and lift them out of the slush pile. Op-eds are not just for PhDs, celebrities, and those with discrete technical knowledge. Everyone has an expertise and we’ll explore how to find yours.

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This workshop will be held in person and as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Beverly WillettThe author of Disassembly Required: A Memoir of Midlife Resurrection, Beverly Willett has written for the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, the New York Post, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and many more.

A former entertainment lawyer in New York City, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia, and serves on the boards of the homeless authority and the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home. To learn more, watch her TEDx Talk “How to Begin Again.”

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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