Freelance pitching can be mysterious and unpredictable. When you get a yes, there is nothing quite like seeing the product of your hard work come alive in print or online. If you’ve ever had the urge to respond to a trend, current event, or pop culture moment—but aren’t sure how to go from idea to pitch to essay—then this is the class for you!
We’ll discuss how to mine your life experiences for ideas, review examples of pitches that worked, and read the resulting pieces. You'll walk away with the start of a pitch. This class is ideal for those who are just getting started, or want to add to their freelance portfolio.
Christina Berke is a writer and educator based in Los Angeles with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing. Publications include Teen Vogue, Catapult, NPR, and elsewhere. Her writing has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Kenyon Review Teachers Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, and Storyknife. Learn more at www.christinaberke.com.
Christina is new to The Porch. Welcome!