Writing for Non-Academic Audiences

The Department of Politics’ writer in residence, Sian Norris, is running a session for Birkbeck SSHP MPhil/PhD students on writing op-eds and free-lance writing on 14 November, 2-4pm. Sian is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Pool, Prospect UK, politics.co.uk, and 50.50 openDemocracy. Her short fiction has been published in 3am Magazine, the Wales Arts Review and Halcyon. Her first novel explores the lives of women in Gertrude Stein’s circle and in 2016 was nominated for the Lucy Cavendish Prize.

Writing for non-academic audiences is an increasingly important part of being an academic but it can be really difficult to break beyond the world of academic journals and books. This event will offer practical advice for how to develop this strand of your writing.

RSVP to d.hodson@bbk.ac.uk by Tuesday 6 November if you would like to attend.


Image credit:  Photographer/Painter: Stefano Corso. Pensiero . Description: International newspaperRome May 2005 via wikicommons images


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