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Finding your voice: Polemical writing with Gary Younge

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finding your voice: Polemical writing with Gary Younge

Award-winning journalist, writer and former Guardian editor Gary Younge launches the Take Flight Hub with the masterclass Finding your voice: Polemical writing with Gary Younge.

He says: ‘They say you should dance like no one’s watching.  I think you should write in a similar frame of mind, giving full rein to your unique blend of references and values.’

In this masterclass, you will be working on how to develop your voice, tell a story, structure a piece of writing and put forward a compelling argument. Specifically, Gary will teach you how to:

  • Convey your values and beliefs within your writing
  • Raise important issues in your work
  • Develop a strong and distinctive voice
  • Get past the blank screen or blank page
  • Interview techniques
  • Know/Anticipate your audience.
  • One column, one argument: the importance of clarity and focus in column-writing
  • Grab readers’ attention and make your writing accessible to as many people as possible
  • The mechanics of writing a column and structuring a piece
  • Anticipate counter-arguments – and address them in your writing
  • Plus Q&A


June 30
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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