PPL Writers' Series: The Art of Column Writing, with Suzette Standring

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All Writers and Bloggers

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2014-10-19 14:00 - 16:00

 The Art of Column Writing
With the explosion of blogs and websites, everyone is a columnist with an opinion, skill, or story to be shared. To be memorable in 750 words or less is an art. A unique voice will draw readers and an editor’s eye, and perhaps a syndicate’s attention. The skills required to craft an insightful column also improve blogs and all types of writing. Discover tips and techniques used by award-winning newspaper columnists. Based on the book, The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists by Suzette Martinez Standring. 

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING is syndicated with GateHouse Media and her column appears in The Patriot Ledger twice a month. An award winning author, she wrote The Art of Column Writing and The Art of Opinion Writing. She took first place in the category for on-line blogs in the 2013 National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ column writing competition. She is the host and producer of the TV show about writing, “It’s All Write Suzette” on Milton Cable TV Access. She is a past president for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Visit
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Some of Ms. Standring’s books will be available for purchase following her talk.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours.

Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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