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Opinion Writing 101: The Art of the Op-Ed

Introductory | In a time of division, how do you convince others of your point of view? Writers who shape the way we think have mastered the art and craft of the op-ed. We’ll dissect successful op-eds and talk surefire structure. Students will submit story ideas for feedback, and during the second session will outline their own drafts. As this is a class about persuasion, controversial ideas will likely be discussed. Readings will be sent out in advance.

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Instructor: Elisabeth Eaves

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Start Date: 05/27/2021

End Date: 06/03/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Elisabeth Eaves

Elisabeth Eaves is the author of Wanderlust: A love affair with five continents and Bare: the naked truth about stripping. Her work has been anthologized in This is the Place (2017), The Best Women’s Travel Writing (2010), Lonely Planet’s A Moveable Feast (2010), and The Best American Travel Writing (2009). She has won three Lowell Thomas awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. A contributing editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, her feature writing has appeared in The New Yorker online, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Marie Claire, Slate, and many other publications.

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