AAJA-LA Writers’ Workshop: The Art of ‘Self Editing’

AAJA-LA Writers’ Workshop: The Art of ‘Self Editing’

*Photo credit: Aaron Salcido. Photo Courtesy: zocalopublicsquare.org

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AAJA-LA Writers’ Workshop: The Art of ‘Self Editing’

Calling all storytellers! Come learn from one of the best, mingle with your colleagues and enjoy KPCC’s beautiful Crawford Family Forum in the heart of Pasadena.

Steve Padilla, an assistant national editor at the Los Angeles Times, will give a talk exploring the art of “self editing,” offering practical tips on how to give drafts a final polish.  Among the topics he’ll discuss: crafting anecdotes, use of quotes and improving a story’s sense of “flow.” He’ll also offer tips on writing narratives, drawing on examples from The Times, fiction, television and maybe even a little Shakespeare. Though his emphasis will be on print, the talk will cater to all storytelling.

Steve, a 24-year veteran at The Times, has served as a writing coach and lectures frequently on writing.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Talk begins at 7 p.m. Pizza and soda provided to first-comers.

AAJA Board members will attend and give a brief update on upcoming events. Membership opportunities available on site.

Event is free but SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP REQUIRED

WHO:
*AAJA members, our friends at KPCC, and members of the public

WHAT:
A talk exploring the art of “self editing,” offering practical tips on how to give drafts a final polish, from LA Times writing coach and assistant national editor, Steve Padilla.

WHEN:

  • Monday May 21, 2012
  • Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
  • Talk begins: 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Crawford Family Forum at KPCC (directions)
474 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91105 (map)

PARKING:

  • Free street parking west of Fair Oaks Avenue on Bellevue Drive
  • Free 2-hour parking on Raymond Ave. (strictly enforced)
  • Parking structure ($3 fee range) at the Del Mar Metro Station (at Del Mar and Raymond)
  • Parking lot ($3 fee range) at the Fillmore Metro Station (one block south of California Blvd. on Raymond Ave.

WHY:
Come learn from one of the best, mingle with your colleagues and enjoy KPCC’s beautiful Crawford Family Forum in the heart of Pasadena. Free pizza and soda to first-comers!

COST:
Free but SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP REQUIRED.

RSVP: http://aajalawritersworkshop1.eventbrite.com

*Photo credit: Aaron Salcido. Photo Courtesy: zocalopublicsquare.org

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