Column writing is a hard job to get and an even harder one to do properly. Speakers including Guardian and Observer columnists Marina Hyde and Hadley Freeman, and Time Out columnist Michael Hodges, address the challenges of the role during this evening seminar and Q&A. Attendees will find out how these award-winning writers found their voice, approach writing to give their columns a unique point of view, and how they select subject matter which ensures a constant stream of new ideas. This seminar is ideal for bloggers who want to entertain and provoke your readers, journalists who want to add fire and opinion to their copy, copywriters who wants to grab attention with glittering prose, or marketing and communications professionals looking to engage people inside and outside of your organisation.
Marina Hyde is a Guardian columnist. She currently writes three columns a week for the paper: one general comment, one on sport and one on celebrity.
Hadley Freeman is a Guardian columnist and features writer. She writes two columns a week, one general comment and one on fashion, as well as regular features. Her second book, Be Awesome, will be published by 4th Estate on April 25.
Michael Hodges is a journalist and author whose ‘funny, insightful and poignant’ Time Out column won him Columnist of the Year at the 2008 Press Gazette Magazine Design and Journalism Awards, and another Columnist of the Year at the 2010 PPA Awards. Hodges also regularly contributes to the Financial Times and Wired despite his Time Out columns suggesting he may be on variable terms with financial acuity and much of modern life.
Date: Monday 22 April 2013
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £39 (includes VAT, booking fee, wine and soft drinks)
Seminar capacity: 100