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Thursday, November 14, 2019

2019 Ms. Writing Workshop

Start Date: 11/14/2019 8:00 AM PST
End Date: 11/14/2019 5:00 PM PST

Venue Name: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Location:
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA  United States 

Organization Name: Ms. and NWSA

Contact:
NWSA Office
Email: nwsaoffice@nwsa.org
Phone: 312-761-5491

Logo for Ms. MagazineWriting for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Feminist Scholars
 
 
 Now, more than ever, we need to make our voices heard—and not just by likeminded individuals in academic and activist spaces.  Feminist scholars have an obligation to advance public knowledge and help maintain a vibrant cultural awareness of issues affecting women and girls, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, indigenous peoples, LGBTQAI individuals, and others adversely affected by the current political climate.
Ms. Magazine, the foremost and oldest national feminist publication, will be offering a full-day workshop during the NWSA pre-conference for scholars interested in translating their research for the popular press. While the program will spotlight publishing for Ms., the skills learned will be translatable for publishing in all popular press venues.  
Workshop leaders will include Ms. Editors Kathy Spillar (Executive Editor), Carmen Rios (Managing Digital Editor), and Dr. Karon Jolna (Director and Editor, Ms. Classroom), as well as scholar-writers Dr. Carrie Baker (Smith College), Dr. Aviva Dove-Viebahn (Contributing Editor, Ms. Scholar Writing Program; Arizona State), Dr. Janell Hobson (SUNY Albany), Dr. Irma McClaurin (McClaurin Solutions), and Dr. Michele Tracy Berger (UNC-Chapel Hill).

How to Participate:
Online and In-Person Schedule: 

  • September 15: Registration Closes
  • October 15: Participants provide a short pitch to workshop leaders for feedback 
  • November 1: Participants share a 500-1000-word draft article 
  • November 14: Full day, in-person workshop at NWSA conference site 
  • Winter 2019-20: Participants receive follow-up guidance from workshop leaders and to facilitate future publishing 

Benefits to participating in the program:
  • meeting (both online and in person) with professional editors and scholars who have published work in the popular press
  • valuable and behind-the-scenes insights about publishing in the popular press
  • general and individualized tips on how best to translate their research and scholarly interests for publication in mainstream and popular media 
  • personalized writing advice during all stages of the process, from the generation of ideas and pitching their work to crafting a publishable article or post   step-by-step guidance in writing an article for potential publication in Ms. (in print or online)
  • access to all Ms. Classroom materials, including digital copies of the magazine since Winter 2009, Ms.’ course readers, and instructional guides

CONSENT FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES: NWSA will build a photo and video library of the NWSA 2019 Annual Conference. By participating in the event, you may be photographed or videographed in group or individual shots. By registering for the conference, you give NWSA permission to display, publish, distribute, use, print and reprint your image and likeness, and the right to use your image and/or likeness, in whole or in part, in advertising, marketing and promotions relating to NWSA in any medium, including any advertisements or media and electronic displays and transmissions thereof. You hereby release and discharge NWSA, its assigns and designees (including any agency, client, broadcaster, periodical, website or other publication), from any and all liability for damages for use in any manner or media of such images or likeness and waive any and all claims and causes of action for damages for use of such images or likeness, including but not limited to unauthorized use of your likeness.