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Pitch Laboratory

All Levels | To publish nonfiction in any commercial journal and many literary ones, you must learn the art of the pitch. To pitch is to distill a story to its fundamentals. In few words, you must conjure plot, characters, and story structure, so that your editor trusts you to grow the story into a robust narrative. In this workshop, students will bring their ideas to life in pitch form—in order to entice editors and find opportunities for publishing new work. With special guests, Andrew Engelson, Cascadia Magazine founder and executive editor, and Florangela Davila, managing editor of Crosscut.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Madeline Ostrander

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Start Date: 06/24/2019

No Class On: 7/1/2019

End Date: 07/22/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Madeline Ostrander

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.

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