AAN’s Popular Annual Writers Workshop Gets a Face Lift in 2010

After many successful years at the Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill, AAN’s annual Writers Workshop is relocating to Las Vegas, Nev., for a two-day intensive workshop Oct. 29-30.

The workshop is produced by AAN’s Editorial Committee. While content and venue details are still in the works, the programming will continue to emphasize practical training, lively discussions and one-on-one critiques.

“The Editorial Committee has always believed the writers workshop is one of the most important events AAN produces,” AAN Editorial Chair Julia Goldberg says. “It’s nitty gritty, it’s really geared at reporters, culture writers, interns, even students (but also enjoyable and invigorating for editors), and it’s financially practical for just about everyone.”

What do attendees have to say about the writers workshop? Here are some comments from last year’s post-workshop survey:

  • “The conference was engaging, stimulating yet relaxed. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the level of participation involved…”
  • “Awesome workshop! Hope this is the first of many for me!”
  • “I want to go back next year.”
  • “As an attendee and a speaker, I thought it was great. Not only did I glean lots of useful tips, but I left with a renewed optimism about our industry and our craft. I hope the workshops continue for many years to come.”
  • The Writers Workshop’s spirit of affordable hands-on training will, of course, this year have the added bonus of taking place in a potentially debaucherous environment. More details will be available soon. Feel free to contact Julia Goldberg editor[at]sfreporter.com with suggestions and questions.

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