Melb 2017 Workshop: Feminist Opinion Writing with Van Badham

Got plenty of opinions, but need a hand expressing them? Join columnist Van Badham for this intensive workshop to learn all about crafting, writing and pitching strong feminist op-eds.

Learn how to funnel and finesse your passion and ideas into a compelling op-ed; identify the appropriate audience for your opinion writing; explore the art of pitching to publications that will amplify the impact of your piece; and discuss the personal and political act of writing while female.


Feminist Opinion Writing
Sunday 1 October, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC
Tickets are $75 ($65 concession) – buy now

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This workshop is open to women and non-binary writers. The maximum workshop capacity is 18 people.

Two free places at this workshop are reserved for writers experiencing financial difficulty. To express your interest in taking one of these places, please email us with a short statement (no more than 200 words) about why you wish to attend the workshop.


About the facilitator
Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. In addition to a weekly column for Guardian Australia, her work has appeared in The AgeAustralian CosmopolitanDaily LifeSoutherly, Women’s Agenda,Britain’s Daily Telegraph and in anthologies for UQP, Hardie Grant and Monash University Press. She is a frequent guest on panels for ABC’s Radio National, The Drum and Q and A, Channel 7’s Sunrise, the All About Women festival and The Festival of Dangerous Ideas. As a playwright, her work has been performed across Australia and internationally. Her first novel, Burnt Snow, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2010. She is active on Twitter via @vanbadham.

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