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Any would-be writers out there?

For those of you who might not know, when I'm not creating online social networks or photo editing, I moonlight as a writer. My work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Gourmet,, American Way and a handful of other publications. You can see the whole shebang on my website.

I was thinking about offering a class on how to pitch your story ideas to magazines and newspapers. I imagine a one-night workshop, 2-3 hours, where I could break down the process and we would have time to workshop participants' ideas. The cost would be $15-20.

If you're interested please email me at or leave a note here!


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hey there- i'm in too!
i have a friend whose interested. plus me too makes 2.
Cool! Thanks to everyone for weighing in!

Can you reply here or email me with an email to with a sense of whether you'd prefer a weeknight or weekend and your general areas of interest - food, travel, science, personal essay, etc.

I'm, food and personal essay...weeknight is nicer but whatever.
I'm happy to announce that "Pitching Your Story" will take place
Wednesday, July 1 from 7:30-9:30PM.

Location: The Beahive, 291 Main St., ground floor, across from Key Food.
Cost: $15

Please do two things:
1) let me know if you plan to attend:
2) spread the word!

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