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The Freelance Hustle: Pitching and Publishing Your Nonfiction

Dates: Saturday, September 15 
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break) 
Instructor: Chris Feliciano Arnold
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Nonfiction/Publishing
Price: $150
Music of the Mind

Over the last decade, an expanding universe of media outlets has created new challenges for nonfiction writers—and opportunities for those who know how to craft, target, and pitch compelling stories and essays.


In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to strategically pitch personal essays, reported features, commentaries, and criticism to online and print publications. Learn what categories of writing are most available to freelancers, how to identify the publications that are good fits for your subject and style, and how to craft, target and revise compelling pitches. We’ll also discuss big picture elements of the freelance writing life like developing a beat and building relationships with editors. Everyone will leave with at least one promising story idea that is ready to pitch.

Chris Feliciano Arnold has written essays and journalism for Harper's, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Outside, Vice News, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Folha de S. Paulo, Salon, McSweeney's, The Millions, and more. His fiction has been noted in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of a 2014 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he resides in northern California and teaches writing in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. His first book, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon

was just published by Picador USA.



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