AAJA-LA Writers' Workshop: The Art of 'Self Editing' (5/21/12)
Monday, May 21, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Calling all storytellers! Come learn from one of the best, mingle with your colleagues and enjoy KPCC's beautiful Crawford Family Forum in the heart of Pasadena.
Steve Padilla, an assistant national editor at the Los Angeles Times, will give a talk exploring the art of “self editing,” offering practical tips on how to give drafts a final polish. Among the topics he’ll discuss: crafting anecdotes, use of quotes and improving a story’s sense of “flow.” He’ll also offer tips on writing narratives, drawing on examples from The Times, fiction, television and maybe even a little Shakespeare. Though his emphasis will be on print, the talk will cater to all storytelling.
Steve, a 24-year veteran at The Times, has served as a writing coach and lectures frequently on writing.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Talk begins at 7 p.m. Pizza and soda provided to first-comers.
AAJA Board members will attend and give a brief update on upcoming events. Membership opportunities available on site.
Event is free but SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP REQUIRED.
Free street parking west of Fair Oaks Avenue on Bellevue Drive
Free 2-hour parking on Raymond Ave. (strictly enforced)
Parking structure ($3 fee range) at the Del Mar Metro Station (at Del Mar and Raymond)
Parking lot ($3 fee range) at the Fillmore Metro Station (one block south of California Blvd. on Raymond Ave.
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Asian American Journalists Association - Los Angeles Chapter
The Asian American Journalists Association is a national nonprofit educational and professional organization that owes its founding in 1981 to the vision of a small group of Los Angeles journalists.
Today, AAJA’s Los Angeles Chapter continues to promote the association’s three-part mission:
– To encourage young Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism.
– To promote fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
– To increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and news managers in the industry.
AAJA-LA’s 200-plus members work throughout the region in print, broadcast and online media. The chapter offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate college students; internship stipends for students, recent graduates and beginning journalists; and subsidies for mid-career journalists to attend professional development programs.
Scholarships are generally awarded in August. Applications are now being accepted.
Several internships with local media outlets are offered. They include the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, KABC 7, KNBC 4 and KTLA 5.
Among the stipends AAJA-LA offers are national conference, internships, technology and professional development.
Check the website regularly for scholarship, internship and fellowship information.
AAJA is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status.