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How to find your voice as a writer with Gary Younge

Guardian Masterclasses

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)

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A unique opportunity to learn from one of the Guardian’s most respected columnists.

They say you should dance like no one’s watching. Gary Younge, editor-at-large for the Guardian, thinks you should write in a similar frame of mind, giving full rein to your unique blend of references and values.

During this inspirational masterclass, Gary will share his advice on how to develop your voice, structure a piece of writing and put forward a compelling argument.

Whether you’re considering a career in journalism, or want to improve your writing skills, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from one of the Guardian’s most respected writers. Tickets are limited so book your place now – and let Gary inspire you to find your true voice as a writer.

Content

  • Conveying your values and beliefs within your writing
  • Raising important issues in your work
  • Developing a strong and distinctive voice
  • One column, one argument: the importance of clarity and focus in column-writing
  • How to grab readers' attention and make your writing accessible to as many people as possible
  • The mechanics of writing a column and structuring a piece
  • Anticipating counter-arguments – and addressing them in your writing
  • Q&A: a unique opportunity to pick the brains of one of the Guardian’s leading columnists

A percentage of tickets for this event have been donated to schemes which support greater diversity in the media.

Tutor profile

Gary Younge is the Guardian’s editor-at-large. He also writes a monthly column for the Nation magazine, and is the author of several books including The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South. Read his Guardian articles here.

Testimonials

  • Gary was so personal, engaging and genuine. He needs to go on tour with this and make it into a one-man show. Fabulous!!!
  • Well-structured and great content. It was good to have the course structure outlined and to stick to that.
  • Gary did not disappoint – a totally engaging speaker, he gave us lots to think about and delivered it with humour and style.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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