Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Class: Column Writing & Blogging

From CT IWWG member Jessica Bram:

Column Writing & Blogging: Speak Your Mind!
(starts March 8th)

Have you ever read a column in the local newspaper, or maybe on the last page of your favorite magazine, or a blog that really caught your attention, and said to yourself, "I could do that!" ? When something outrageous/thought-provoking/ infuriating/ hysterically funny happens to you, do you automatically think to yourself, "Now that would be great material for a column!"? Does the reflective nature - and short length - of the column or blog format appeal to you?

Let Westport News columnist Hank Herman ("The Home Team") help you turn your inclination into action - and turn those inspirations into finished pieces. He'll show you how to brainstorm for material; how to overcome your fear of the blank page or screen; how to edit yourself - in other words, how to get from a rough idea to a polished piece. Whether your goal is publication, writing your own blog, or simply personal satisfaction, he'll show you how to achieve it.

This workshop is for writers, or would-be writers, who have columns or blogs in them and are looking for a way to bring them out.

8 Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.:
March 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 23, 30, May 7, 14

32 Webb Road, Westport

$390 for 8-week session.


How To Register:

Your check for the full registration amount will reserve your spot. Please enclose name and contact information, including email address, to receive confirmation of your registration.

Mail a check payable to the Westport Writers' Workshop for the full registration amount to 32 Webb Road, Westport, CT 06880.

About Hank Herman:

Hank Herman Hank Herman is an award-winning columnist who writes the bi-weekly Home Team column for the Westport News. He is also the author of Super Hoops (Bantam Doubleday Dell), a prize-winning series of sports novels for children. His latest book, Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad's Descent into College Application Hell (Da Capo Press, 2005) is a humorous memoir about the college admissions process. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Men's Health, Family Fun, Parenting, Ladies' Home Journal, and McCall's. He also teaches writing courses and seminars at Trinity College's Academy of Lifelong Learning, the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, and Westport Continuing Education. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in English.

For questions or more information, visit or contact Jessica Bram at (203) 227-3250 or

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