Writing Personal Essays and Op-Eds

A portrait of Roz Bellamy
02 October 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Roz Bellamy
Early, Emerging
Learn how to turn your opinions and life experiences into opinion pieces and personal essays that people want to read and share. We will cover creative nonfiction techniques, the ethics of writing about real people and events, and how to go about pitching to editors. The workshop will be inclusive, accessible for all levels, and engaging, and you will leave with a plan for turning your ideas into published articles and essays.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for writing personal essays, op-eds and other forms of nonfiction
  • How to build confidence in your own voice and opinions
  • The ethics of writing about people in your life
  • How to pitch ideas for personal essays and op-eds to editors and particular publications
  • How to build a profile as a freelance nonfiction writer.


About Roz Bellamy

Roz Bellamy is a freelance writer and the deputy online editor at Archer Magazine. Roz is a contributor to ‘Living and Loving in Diversity’  (Wakefield Press) and “Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’” (Brow Books) and 'Growing Up Queer in Australia' (Black Inc.). Roz has written for The Big Issue, Daily Life, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, SBS, the Guardian and Ten Daily. Roz’s writing was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize in 2014 and won the Stonnington Prize for Poetry in 2016.

Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000-3000

Phone: 03 9094 7855
Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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