ONLINE Opinion Series – Passion on the Page: Writing the Personal Opinion Column
You’ve got experience, expertise, thoughts, opinions—so many opinions! Learn how to effectively write first-person opinion columns that change minds, hearts, policy, and the world. You’ll learn how to put your experience in the service of your target audience, and how to write lean, persuasive prose that makes readers think (and maybe vote?) the way you want them to. Great for bloggers, unrepentant Facebook rant posters, and writers wanting to break into magazine and newspaper opinion writing.
This class is part of the Opinion Writing Series. Register for one or register for all six and receive 20% off. Use OPINIONS20 upon checkout.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Marzena Czarnecka has written on business, law, energy, strategy, corporate responsibility, and social justice for virtually all of Canada’s leading magazines and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and its Law Page, Report on Business, The National Post and The Financial Post, Canadian Business, Maclean’s, Profit, Ruth Kelly’s Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil, Enterprise, WestWorld, as well as ThomsonReuters’ specialty publications, and, locally, Redpoint Media’s Avenue. Her flagship opinion columns include “Last Word” (Lexpert, 2000-2012), “Legal Eagles” (Alberta Venture, 2011-2013), and “Strategy Session” (Alberta Venture, 2013-2015). Also a published poet and novelist, Marzena is currently teaching journalism at SAIT, and blogging the pandemic at NothingByTheBook.com.
She’s previously taught fiction writing at AWCS as her novelist self, M. Jane Colette. You can view her some of her non-fiction portfolio and opinion pieces at CalgaryBusinessWriter.com.