Are you passionate about an issue, candidate, or cause? Would you like people to hear and consider your unique idea for solving a problem in your community?
Persuasive writing and speaking skills can help! Learn to craft clear, convincing opinions on issues that matter. Bring effective storytelling to your letters to the editor, blog posts, and personal conversations.
Most of us need a little help thinking through our ideas, questioning our prejudices, and crafting compelling arguments. Join us and discover new ways to get your ideas placed in the forums you want — such as Letters to the Editor in the newspaper.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Sisters Library Community Room
Deschutes County Library
Workshop is free; donations would be appreciated, going to the nonprofit New Oregon Arts and Letters.
Presented by Indivisible Sisters
Your workshop leader is Tiffany Lee Brown, a.k.a. T. Since age twelve, she’s placed letters to the editor in papers such as the Eugene Register-Guard and the Bend Bulletin. She’s been quoted, sourced, or tweeted by The Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC News, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
As a freelance writer and editor, T has written for publications like Wired, Bookforum, Oregon Humanities, Utne, Willamette Week, and Whole Earth Review. She was a regular columnist for Bookforum and frequent Op Ed writer for The Oregonian. Her work appears in various books and anthologies, and on websites including Boing Boing and Syfy.com. She recently began writing for The Nugget, the local newspaper in Sisters, Oregon.
T also helps businesses and nonprofits craft their messaging and take a strategic approach to branding and editorial issues. As Senior Writer for the New York offices of the agency Organic, she edited the musician Sting’s first website. Here in her home state of Oregon, she frequently collaborates with the design and branding firm Plazm, on projects for clients including Nike, Fort George Brewery, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Most recently, she helped launch Kid Made Camp, where Central Oregon kids learn to run a real business! They make food and crafts, then sell them at local farmers markets. See kidmadecamp.com for more.