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Beginning Freelance Writing for Magazines & Newspapers
Saturday, December 4, 2004 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 4, 2004 - 3:00pm

Portland State University's Center for Excellence in Writing is now accepting applications for its December and January workshops "Beginning Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers" and "Better Your Writing and Boost Your Bank Account." The workshops are conducted by local authors and professionals in the field of publishing and are open to the public. Preregistration is required; for more information or to register contact Sydney Thompson at 503-725-9422 or For a complete list of upcoming
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Location: PSU Neuberger Hall, Room 407, 724 S.W. Harrison

"Beginning Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers" is taught by Liz Nakazawa who has been freelancing since 1984 and has published over 90 articles on diverse subjects such as food, gardening, education, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Her articles have appeared in The Oregonian, Oregon Business Magazine, PSU Alumni Magazine, Psychology Today, Alaska Airlines Magazine,
Horizon Air and Northwest Travel Magazine. The workshop is designed for beginners interested in journalistic, non-fiction article writing who want to learn how to develop ideas for feature articles for magazines and newspapers. The workshop includes several in-class exercises and will explore the process of writing query letters to editors, researching, interviewing, and writing and editing final articles.

Cost is $50.