Women Who Pitch: A Workshop with Stephanie Land and Leigh Stein

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Women Who Pitch: A Workshop with Stephanie Land and Leigh Stein

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Women Who Pitch: A Workshop with Stephanie Land and Leigh Stein

Friday, Sept. 23
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
UM Liberal Arts Building - Room 337

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On average, women's voices are represented in opinion pieces at the staggeringly low rate of 20%. Learn how to get your voice out there and heard! Stephanie Land has been a full-time freelance writer for nearly two years; most of her published articles (in outlets like The New York Times) started with one thing: the perfect pitch. Stephanie will be joined by Leigh Stein, executive director of the nonprofit organization Out of the Binders, which aims to advance the careers of women writers. Learn from them how to draft a pitch, find editors, get paid, transition from personal essays to reported pieces, and most of all, how to craft an email that gets read, from the subject line to the signature. Come prepared to workshop a specific pitch and learn how to break into publications. 

Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through the Center for Community Change, and through the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her memoir, MAID: A Single Mother's Journey from Cleaning House to Finding Home, is forthcoming through Hachette Books. She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two young daughters and their shelter dog and works somewhat constantly as a freelance writer.

Working at the intersection of literature and activism, Leigh Stein is the author of three books, and the co-founder and Executive Director of Out of the Binders, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers. Her début novel The Fallback Plan made the "highbrow brilliant" quadrant of New York magazine's Approval Matrix, and her poetry collection Dispatch from the Future was selected for Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of 2012 list, and the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. Land of Enchantment, her memoir about young love, obsession, abuse, and loss, was recently released by Plume. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Allure, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, Salon, and Slate. For her advocacy work, she has been called a "leading feminist" by the Washington Post, and honored as a "woman of influence" by New York Business Journal.