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Guardian Masterclasses

Monday, August 14, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Learn how to present your opinion with confidence during this engaging evening with the Guardian’s award-winning columnist Suzanne Moore and head of opinion Katherine Butler.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a columnist? Or maybe you want to pitch a comment piece on a subject you care about? No matter how much or how little experience you have as a writer, this fun evening class with Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore and head of opinion Katherine Butler will help you present a strong opinion with confidence. 

Over the course of the evening, they will offer advice on everything from structuring a column to pitching story ideas to editors, along with tips on how to make your writing stand out from the crowd. 

You’ll also have a chance to soak up insights from special guest speaker and the Guardian’s associate opinion editor Hugh Muir.


  • How to convey your aims and values in your writing
  • Developing a niche or area of expertise
  • Coming up with ideas – plus tips on structuring a column
  • Getting the attention of editors and readers
  • How to develop a distinctive and authentic voice in your writing
  • The importance of reading and in-depth research
  • Building a platform for your writing
  • Pitching story ideas to editors
  • Q&A: an invaluable opportunity to pick the brains of experienced Guardian journalists

Tutor profiles 

Suzanne Moore is an award-winning columnist for the Guardian. She has also written for the Mail on Sunday and the Independent, and previously worked as culture editor of Marxism Today and contributing editor of New Statesman. She tweets @suzanne_moore.

Katherine Butler is head of opinion at the Guardian. Before joining the Guardian in 2013, she was comment editor and foreign editor at the Independent and the paper’s Europe correspondent, based in Brussels. She tweets @ButlerKatherine.

Guest speaker

Hugh Muir is a Guardian opinion editor, leader writer and columnist. He also writes extensively about social policy, politics, policing, diversity and London government. He tweets @hugh_muir

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

Monday, August 14, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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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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