Writing Workshops for Academics, Non-Profits, and Corporations
Whether you are hoping to translate a scholarly essay into a newsstand article, or want to express thoughts more clearly for a mainstream audience, this 5-hour workshop is carefully tailored to meet the unique needs of its participants.
Moderator and creator of her own unique brand of intensive writing workshops, Kristal Brent Zook, Ph.D. is a journalist, author and editor with a rare combination of talents. She brings both investigative and reporting skills to rigorous intellectual and academic training in various interdisciplinary fields.
A professional whose work rests squarely in the margins between the academic disciplines of cultural studies, women’s studies, African American studies, and popular journalism, Dr. Zook is uniquely qualified to shed light on the editorial processes of magazines and newspaper publications.
Her workshops are intense lessons offering in-depth, personalized guidance in the following areas: shaping market academic research for a general market audience; eliminating jargon; moving critical analysis from the ivory tower to the newsstand; helping publicists and marketing professionals improve their pitches to reporters and journalists; and understanding the “5 key elements a successful pitch.”
- Avoid blandness and the passive voice
- Spice up your prose
- Focus your message and get to it
- Organize thoughts
- Create more polished and elegant prose
- Know your audience
I often speak about multiracial and biracial identity and politics on college campuses, among other issues, and my 1991 essay “Light-Skinned’ded Naps” is (I’m told) still widely used in classrooms across the country. For more information about appearances please feel free to contact me directly at Kristal.Zook@Hofstra.edu. Let’s talk!
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