How to write for magazines and newspapers
Thursday, 25th January 2018 – The East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LH
The Oldie is unique in encouraging readers to write for the magazine. Now, with the multitude of digital outlets (including our very own blog!), we want to help readers build a second career in print or digital journalism; blogging, in particular.
We think more of you might like to try your hand – with a little ‘insider’ help. So we have put together a crack team of highly experienced journalists to take you through writing for magazines, newspapers and online.
We set out how to approach editors, and how to write reviews, columns and travel pieces. Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler and a fine copy judge, will offer advice on the Dos and Don’ts of feature writing. There will be a foray into digital journalism and social media, with David Hepworth.
The venue is the Hogarth Room of the East India Club, with a very good finger-buffet lunch and wine.
10.00 – Coffee/tea. 10.15 – Welcome – and how to approach an editor, by Harry Mount, Editor of The Oldie. 10.30-11.30 – Workshop one: Mary Kenny, Oldie columnist, on writing a column. 11.30-11.45 – Tea/coffee break. 11.45-12.45pm – Workshop two: Sam Leith, The Spectator’s literary editor, on how to review. 12.45-1.45 – Buffet lunch.
1.45-2.45 – Workshop three: Blogging and social media, with David Hepworth, author, co-presenter of Live Aid. 2.45-3.45 – Workshop four: William Cook, Oldie contributor, on writing a travel piece. 3.45-4.00 – Tea/coffee break. 4.00-5.00 – Workshop five: Dos and Don’ts of journalism, by The Idler’s editor, Tom Hodgkinson.
TUTORS: Sam Leith, Harry Mount, Tom Hodgkinson, David Hepworth, William Cook, Mary Kenny
The East India Club and tutor Mary Kenny