American Women's Club of Zurich

WW: How to Pitch, Write and Publish OpEds and Personal Essays

 Registration is closed for this event

Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Presenter: Alexandra Dufresne

WW29 DufresneHowtoPitchThis workshop will teach you how to pitch, write, and publish an OpEd or personal essay in a newspaper or media outlet. We will share big ideas and concrete, practical tips. The workshop instructor has coached several first-time writers in publishing very successful essays for, where she is a frequent contributor. The last time this workshop was given at the AWCZ, one of the participants ended up having an essay published in The Huffington Post. This workshop is appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers. Please bring an idea of a topic you'd like to write about.

Alexandra Dufresne is a lawyer for children and refugees. From 2006-2015, she taught law and policy at Yale College. She moved to Zurich with her family in 2016, where she teaches law at several Swiss institutions of higher learning and works with several refugee rights NGOs. She is also the Co-Founder of Action Together: Zurich, CH, and a frequent contributor to You can hear a podcast interview with Alexandra and see links to some of her OpEds and essays at  

Who can attend: Couples, Adults
What to bring: Please bring an idea of a topic you'd like to write about.
Workshop Fee: Members CHF 20, Non-members CHF 30
Additional Materials Fee: none, but donations to an NGO to which she serves as a board member are accepted.
Cancellation Deadline: March 27

Mar 29 2019 11:00   through   12:00
AWCZ Clubhouse
Höschgasse 38
8008 Zurich
Member & Family Member Price CHF 20.00
Non-member Price CHF 30.00

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