Andrea Tomkins is author of the popular blog A Peek Inside the Fishbowl and editor of Kitchissippi Times as well as editor of Capital Parent Newsletter. With the Westboro Brainery, she is graciously helping Ottawa writers with a session on pitching editors. This cheap as chips workshop ($8) is being offered through the Westborough Brainery on May 21st between 7-8:30pm.
Good deal. Very good deal. And she’s a blogger with business savvy, so I’d say get yourself to the workshop. Whether you are writing online or off, this promises to be useful.
From the Westboro Brainery website, The Art of the Pitch “Andrea Tomkins is the editor of Kitchissippi Times and Capital Parent Newspaper, and a longtime blogger at a peek inside the fishbowl. As a freelancer, Andrea has made many pitches, and as an editor, she’s received even more. This workshop will provide practical information and advice about how to pitch your ideas to newspapers and magazines and help you get published. This workshop will cover: when to pitch, what kind of information to include, tips on getting noticed by the editor, writing portfolios, using social media to your advantage, and how to get on the editor’s good side and (hopefully!) get more writing work.
Location: Dovercourt Recreation Centre, room TBA
Register in online, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, or online with course code 91936