Last night marked the last meeting of the March Writing Workshop Series led by the OpEd Project’s lovely Katherine Lanpher. As an intern here at OEP I, Gus Hagen-Dillon, had the opportunity to participate in the workshop. It was an incredibly inspiring, and informative experience to work beside such a diverse group of brilliant, successful, and witty women.
Over the course of the month, each participant had the opportunity to work on developing an op-ed (or two or three) under the guidance and support of the group. Collectively, we covered a broad range of expertise and were able to generate many innovative ideas. Although we worked hard to develop and critique each others op-ed’s, each session had its fair share of laughs. Here’s a photo of the lovely group:
The workshop produced a number of successes- here’s a few highlights:
Qanta Ahmed published an column in the online edition of USA Today about sleep deprivation entitled Sleep Matters: the conversation with America starts here
Kim Taylor published an op-ed on PBS’ Need to Know Website entitled Lost in the fog of Alzheimer’s
If you are interested in joining the workshop and developing your own op-ed under the guidance and support of an awesome group of ladies, sign up for the April workshop series that begins April 5th!