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SF & LA @WRITINGPADUS PODCASTING CLASSES STARTING SOON

Hi FC,

 

Happy New Year! Here’s some great Podcasting Classes starting IN 2 WEEKS at Writing Pad San Francisco or LA.

 

Marilyn

 

Use the coupon code FREELANCE or FREELANCEPLAN for 15% off.

 

Craft your show with a producer or contributor to prominent podcasts–John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment) or Anna  Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood). Because of our radio journalism classes, 11 of our students have sold stories to NPR–10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 snagged freelance producer gigs.

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS NEXT TUES. 1/28 or NEXT THURS. 1/30 IN SF or LA

Podcasting 1 w/ John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment)

Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25 (5 Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

San Francisco

writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-1-class-john-fecile

 

OR

 

Podcasting 1 w/ Anna  Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood)

Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5 (5 Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

LA – West

writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-1-class-anna-scott-3/

 

In this class, learn the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You’ll learn interviewing methods, use of archival audio, miking techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

 

John Fecile’s podcast stories have appeared on NPR, 99% Invisible, & Snap Judgment. He won the Gold & Bronze Third Coast International Audio Festival awards. He is also co-founder of The Trump Diaries Project (KCRW) and contributes to 99% Invisible and Curious City (WBEZ).

 

Anna Scott has worked on big NPR Shows like There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. She’s also a reporter and producer for KCRW on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand. Before that she worked w/ Warren Olney on To The Point & Which Way LA. Anna’s a top teacher whose students rave about her insight! 

 

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Marilyn

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ONLINE, SF, LA @WRITINGPADUS PODCASTING/JOURNALISM CLASSES STARTING SOON

Hi FC,

Happy New Year! Here’s some great Podcasting and Journalism Classes starting THIS JANUARY at Writing Pad Online, in San Francisco or LA.

Marilyn

Use coupon code FREELANCE or FREELANCEPLAN for 15% offFREELANCE30 for $30 off a 1 Day Class.

Craft your show with a producer of a prominent podcast–John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment) or Anna  Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood), or your story with a successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times 8x, Los Angeleno Editor), Terri Cheney (NY Times Modern Love), or Autumn Stephens (NY Times Modern Love).

Because of our radio journalism classes, 11 of our students have sold stories to NPR–10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 snagged freelance producer gigs. From our essay and journalism classes, 152 Writing Pad Alums (13 of whom got into the NY Times) have sold essays and articles!

1 DAY LIVE ONLINE FREELANCE JOURNALISM CLASS THIS MONDAY 1/13

Freelance Journalism w/ Sophia Kercher (NY Times 8x, Elle)
Jan 13 (Monday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST)
Online
writingpad.com/classes/online-freelance-journalism-class-sophia-kercher/

Want to sell an article or essay to your favorite magazine or newspaper? Learn how to sell your stories, identify the right outlets so you can build up some impressive clips, and build a successful freelance journalism career. Learn Sophia Kercher’s secret to pitching your stories & you’ll see your name in print or online before you know it!  Sophia will cover the mechanics of being a professional freelancer: how much to charge, time management, where to pitch your ideas, and how to avoid the rookie mistakes. You’ll get to pitch an idea to Sophia, find out which outlets to target and how to approach them. One student sold a 10 article series from this class, and one got into the NY Times! Note: it’s a LIVE ONLINE 1-Day class so you can take it from anywhere in the world! This is what they look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr4kyqDkSOs

Sophia Kercher has published 8 articles in the NY Times & pieces in Women’s Health, Elle, California Sunday, Variety, LA Weekly, Salon and LA Times. Plus, she’s got an extensive rolodex. We call her the publishing whisperer because she’s helped so many students get into huge outlets (8 out of 13 students who got into the NYT were her students) and she’s helped students publish pieces in Washington Post, Harpers Bazaar, Real Simple, New York Magazine, and 9 in Los Angeleno (where she’s the editor).

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LA OR SF IN JANUARY

Podcasting 1 w/ John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment)
Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25 (5 Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
San Francisco
writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-1-class-john-fecile

OR

Podcasting 1 w/ Anna  Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood)
Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5 (5 Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
LA – West
writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-1-class-anna-scott-3/

In this class, learn the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You’ll learn interviewing methods, use of archival audio, miking techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

John Fecile’s podcast stories have appeared on NPR, 99% Invisible, & Snap Judgment. He won the Gold & Bronze Third Coast International Audio Festival awards. He is also co-founder of The Trump Diaries Project (KCRW) and contributes to 99% Invisible and Curious City (WBEZ).

Anna Scott has worked on big NPR Shows like There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. She’s also a reporter and producer for KCRW on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand. Before that she worked w/ Warren Olney on To The Point & Which Way LA. Anna’s a top teacher whose students rave about her insight!

5 WK PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS IN LA NEXT SUN. 1/19 or MON. 1/20 OR SF NEXT TUES. 1/22

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay w/ Terri Cheney (NY Times Modern Love, Psychology Today, 2 NYT Bestsellers)
Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 1 (5 Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
LA – West
writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-private-ny-times-worthy-personal-essay-class-terri-cheney/

OR

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay w/ Sophia Kercher (NY Times 8x, Los Angeleno)
Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 24 (5 Mondays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
LA – East
writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-private-ny-times-worthy-personal-essay-class-sophia-kercher/

OR

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay w/ Autumn  Stephens (NY Times Modern Love)
Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19 (5 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
*One on one meetings on February 19 will take place via web conference.
San Francisco
writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-private-ny-times-worthy-personal-essay-class-autumn-stephens-2/

In this class, you’ll find out what NY Times essay columns & Modern Love look for. Learn an easy-to-understand formula for publishable essays, how to write a pitch letter & identify the publications where your story fits. Plus, you’ll get help forming & polishing your essay so it’s publication-ready. Over 5 weeks, you’ll find your sexy idea, write the hardest parts, get detailed notes as well as advice on your pitch letter & finding your publishing outlet.

Terri Cheney’s NY Times Modern Love essay on her struggle with bipolar disorder was adapted into an episode of the new Modern Love series (she was played by Anne Hathaway!) & can be heard on the podcast voiced by actress Rebecca Hall. You’ve seen her work in Psychology Today (where she has a regular column), Glamour, & she’s published two NY Times bestselling memoirs, Manic (which was optioned by HBO) & a prequel, The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar. Her personal essay collection, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Manual to Modern Madness, will be published in fall 2020. Terri’s Modern Love: www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/style/modern-love-take-me-as-i-am-whoever-i-am.html

Sophia Kercher has published 8 articles in the NY Times & pieces in Women’s Health, Elle, California Sunday, Variety, LA Weekly, Salon and LA Times. Plus, she’s got an extensive rolodex. We call her the publishing whisperer because she’s helped so many students get into huge outlets (8 out of 13 students who got into the NYT were her students) and she’s helped students publish pieces in Washington Post, Harpers Bazaar, Real Simple, New York Magazine, and 9 in Los Angeleno (where she’s the editor).

Autumn Stephens is a Modern Love Alum & the author of over 20 books, including the popular “Wild Women” series by Conari Press. Autumn’s an incredible writer (her ML is one of the best I’ve read–it’ll make you cry), experienced teacher & a generous soul. Autumn’s Modern Love: www.nytimes.com/2004/11/07/fashion/a-body-scarred-a-marriage-healed.html

Best,
Marilyn
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Invite to Cooper

Hi FC,

Here’s a resource for you. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Best,

Marilyn

You’re invited to join the early beta of a new professional network named Cooper.

On Cooper, your inner circle vouches for you with video stories. First, you talk about your biggest professional achievements. Then, they add a 15-second video reference that show they have your back. Next time you’re asked to present yourself, show your Cooper profile to let your work family do the talking. 

As a member of the Freelance Cafe community, you can get early access if you sign up through this link: https://cooper.app/beta?ref=freelancecafe

 

Here’s a small preview of what a profile on Cooper looks like.

 

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Oral History Workshops

Hi FC,


Oral History Summer School
 is back in session this Winter with three workshops in Hudson and New York City. Come all ye documentarians, journalists, artists, media-makers, educators and those looking to learn new things in good company. Open to all levels, no experience necessary. Feel free to email me back with questions. 

 

January Mini-Intensive

Dates: January 4 & 5

Location: Verso Books Loft,  Brooklyn, New York

This hands-on workshop––open to all––is based on our popular 10-day intensive, covering oral history theory, method and practice. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll address interview techniques, recording tutorials, ethics, memory, annotation and experimental outcomes. 

 

Oral History for Educators

Dates: January 18 – 20

Location: Hudson, New York

This workshop is designed for educators who want to bring oral history into their classrooms and learning spaces. We’ll begin with a rigorous introduction to oral history theory, methods and practice before reviewing existing curricula as a jumping off place to design our own curricula/projects.

 

Oral History: A Queer Art 

Dates: February 1 & 2

Location: Bureau of General Services Queer Division, NYC

Oral History, a Queer Art will follow the course of our usual immersive workshops by offering foundational oral history training–theory, method, practice– while inviting exploration into the way that oral history values and theory are arguably queer and/or well-positioned to support emergent complex queer narratives. 

 


 

About Oral History Summer School: 

Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, New York, in 2012, as an immersive training program to help students from varied fields––writers, social workers, radio producers, artists, teachers, human rights workers––make use of oral history as an ethical interview practice in their lives and work

 

 

Sabine Bernards

Program Assistant

Oral History Summer School

www.oralhistorysummerschool.com

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THIS TUES.: PODCASTING CLASS @WRITINGPADUS

Hi FC!

 

Here’s a great Podcasting Class starting THIS coming Tues. 11/5 at Writing Pad in LA. Craft your podcast with Rico Gagliano (NPR, Safe For Work, Zoom, Dinner Party Download). He is currently working on 2 podcasts, is a back-up host for LA NPR stations, and his show "The Dinner Party Download," started as a small podcast and ended up downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. Because of our radio journalism classes, 11 of our students have sold stories to NPR from this class–10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 snagged freelance producer gigs. Use the coupon code FREELANCE or FREELANCEPLAN for 15% off.

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER

 

Podcasting 1 w/ Rico Gagliano (NPR, Wondery Podcast, Dinner Party Download)—THIS Tues. 11/5

Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10 (5 Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

LA – East

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-1-class-rico-gagliano/

 

In this class, Rico teaches you the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You’ll learn interviewing methods, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and learned how to create a recording of your show teaser.

 

Rico is a print and radio journalist, producer, & host. He currently co-hosts the Wondery podcast "Safe For Work," & is Senior Producer of Focus Features’ film history podcast "Zoom." He also serves as a backup host for L.A. NPR public radio giants KPCC-FM & KCRW-FM. In 2008 he co-created and began co-hosting American Public Media’s "The Dinner Party Download," which was downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. His personality profiles for that show and for KCRW have earned him three Southern California Journalism awards from the L.A. Press Club, along with three National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards. He was a reporter for "Marketplace," his arts and culture writing appears regularly in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles magazine. He’s a great person to work with & can teach you all the industry secrets. 

 

Best,

Marilyn

 

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