This six-week nonfiction workshop will help writers learn the ins and outs of writing for a digital audience. Whether you’ve just landed your first byline, have numerous publications under your belt, or are simply curious about what it takes to write for the internet, this class will give you the tools to take your career to the next level. Weekly sessions will be devoted both to the craft of writing, with exercises to help you sharpen your skills and in-depth analysis of pieces by today’s most influential online writers, as well as strategies for getting published and building a reputation as a writer piece by piece. We’ll also discuss what it means to navigate the perimeters of the internet as women writers, writers of color, queer writers, or anyone with a marginalized voice. Each writer will have the opportunity to submit two pieces for peer and instructor critique, and will graduate the course armed with new skills to help them find their way in the world of internet writing.
- How to exist online—with speed and precision
- How to ensure you're making the best work possible, whilst maintaining your mental health
- How to prioritize writing, and good writing, over writing for the sake of it
- Two workshopped nonfiction pieces
- A more comprehensive understanding of how to write for an online audience
*no class October 31st
Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer based in Brooklyn. She has written for Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, the Village Voice and others. Previously, she has written a self care column on The Hairpin and currently has an astrology column for them. From 2012 onwards she co-hosted the podcast Two Brown Girls, a podcast that centered black and brown voices in film and TV, emphasizing the importance of representation. She has worked with the Toronto Film Festival on several podcasts. Fariha is currently working on her first novel, as well as a book of poetry.
"When I first read Fariha’s writing I gave a sigh of relief. Not only because it was refreshing, but because she allowed us to feel visible. Fariha’s voice is necessary in the world we live in today, and has always been necessary. Her words have the power to heal and transform. She pulls you into her stories until you’re on the edge of your seat rooting for her subjects."