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Register: Writing when it counts

This year I’ve worked with many incredible and courageous people who are helping to move us all forward by writing with conviction.

Sometimes, though, the more important something is, the more difficult it is to commit what you want to say to words. This year, I’ve worked with people who were writing proposals for crucial services, connecting with communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and people who helped us better understand racial justice, power and trauma.

When it’s time to tell your most important story — something you feel deeply or have poured your time into researching or reporting — what do you do? How do you start? How do you revise? How do you release it into the world?

To celebrate our courage in 2020, I’m hosting a virtual conversation about how to tell the most important story. This is an hour to talk about how we write the things that matter, the things that are often the most difficult to say. Bring a story, essay or writing project that mattered to you this year, and join us!

Register: Writing when it counts
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
1pm ET

Cost: Pay what you can as a donation to Women Do News.

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