Writing the Op-Ed: An Instructional Talk

Event details for "Writing the Op-Ed: An Instructional Talk" in dark blue text, framed between text and images of a newspaper page

The Public Humanities Hub and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication present a workshop on writing the op-ed. The op-ed derives its name from traditional print media, where the op-ed is published on the page opposite the editorial. Hence, the op-ed section of the newspaper offers scholars opportunities to engage with new audiences and new issues, and to identify new purposes for writing in the 21st century, for example, using a public forum to influence public policy or judicial processes.

This evidence-based talk considers some of the typical linguistic features and characteristics of this particular type of text, while paying attention to audience and place of publication. The facilitators welcome questions and comments from participants throughout the interactive talk, whenever something sparks your interest.

Registrants may also be interested inĀ Faculty Perspectives on Writing the Op-Ed, which takes place on the same day.


Dr. Patty Kelly
Program Manager, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Liam Monaghan
Program Coordinator, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Please note that, while this event is designed for and with scholars in the humanities, UBC scholars in any discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom