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June 6, 2013

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Instructor: Emma Pearse
Prepare your work for publication, be it memoir, personal essay, op-ed column, magazine article, or nonfiction book. Need help with a book proposal? Got a feature story you've been sitting on? We'll discuss structure, dialogue, techniques of description, as well as tone and voice, both of which must be consistent and lively. We'll discuss the varying tones of different publications out there and some of the expectations from the editors who will receive—and want to publish—your work. Come with your ideas or even a piece or two you've been procrastinating on and we'll get it polished before the session is through.
Instructor: Emma Pearse is an Australian journalist who has lived in New York for 12 years... and counting. Her first book, Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog sold to US, UK and Australian publishers and is a bestseller in Australia. She has written for New York magazine, Slate,, the Guardian UK, The Village Voice, the Financial Times, Sydney Morning Herald, among others. Emma lives and works between Australia and New York and is at work on her second book proposal.
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  • Audience: Adults