This Saturday award-winning journalist Katherine Lanpher led a session of mothers, coaches, novelists, feminists, and one pretty cool roller derby chick! Katherine wasted no time inspiring participants to re-write the narrative of their own lives. She challenged us to establish credibility in order to achieve the greatest impact. Mentor-editor Tom Zoellner stopped by in the afternoon to give us his take on effective pitching strategies. Following the class, the participants headed over to Napa Valley Grille to meet former OpEd Project alums along with local mentor-editors to toast to the new class and recent successes!