Public Writing Workshop

Learn to write for public audiences.


Curious how your research can be communicated to the public? Have an op-ed in mind? Want to get published in a popular media outlet but not sure how? Join the Center for Civic Engagement’s virtual Public Writing Workshop for PhD students and post-docs!

Over the course of three sessions, participants are guided through the process of assembling, revising, and pitching a piece of public writing. The workshop taps the expertise of writers, reporters, and media specialists who offer advice on communicating to general audiences, writing a great hook, pitching editors, and building a professional network. You’ll also receive individualized feedback on your drafts from peers & experts.

The Public Writing Workshop typically takes place in Winter Quarter, via Zoom. Check out an outline of a past workshop to learn more.

The Public Writing Workshop is open to graduate students & post-docs from all disciplines, but spots are limited. Check back in late Fall 2023 to apply for the Winter 2024 workshop.

Published Work

Workshop participants have published in multiple venues. Here’s a selection of their work: