Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt

OpEd Project logoThe Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Program in American Studies invite Vanderbilt faculty, graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff to apply for an upcoming two-day workshop administered by the OpEd Project on the Vanderbilt University campus.

The nonprofit OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. In particular, the OpEd Project is committed to increasing the number of women thought leaders contributing to key public forums through their writing.

The two-day workshop, called “Write to Change the World,” will explore the source of credibility and how to establish it; how to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; the components of powerful, evidence-based argument; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and strategies for making a greater impact in print, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and how to frame an argument as part of a bigger picture—and yourself as part of a larger public conversation. Participants leave with an outline of an op-ed in hand and access to OpEd Project journalist mentors for individual follow-up.

The workshop dates are Monday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The application is available here. Please note, only those who can attend the entire two-day workshop will be eligible for a spot.

The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

Notifications of acceptance will be issued by Monday, April 1.