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CFG Guelph Presents: Pitching NOT Bitching!

  • 12 Jan 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online
  • 51


  • FREE to members in good standing of the Canadian Freelance Guild Guelph and Kitchener/Waterloo Chapters. (use promo code)
  • All CFG Members in Good Standing EXCEPT members of the Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo Chapters
  • Members of the General Public

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CFG Guelph is proud to present:

Pitching NOT Bitching!

How to make a good pitch about a story and get published.

Online Zoom,  Tuesday,  January 12th, 7pm ET

Pitching is either something you feel challenged by or procrastinate about doing. No matter the type of article you want to write, a good pitch letter will get you noticed by an assigning editor.

You have a good idea for an article, then what? Explore the simplicity of pitching, the instruments to finding outlets to pitch, the opportunities to mine your own life for ideas, and the different perspectives your topic can have.

Successful pitch samples will be shared. Come prepared with your questions.

About Melody Wren

A travel, food and lifestyle writer, Guelph-based Melody Wren is a former PWAC member and a founding member of  CFG.  Her publication history spans over 30 years of freelance experience and includes Fodor’s, World Nomads, NBC News, CAA, Family Fun Canada, Canadian Traveller Magazine, Caribbean Beat Magazine, Waypoints Magazine, Canadian Yachting Magazine, Cottage Life Magazine, Active over 50, and Inspired Seniors, just to name a few. Even though Melody has outlets that publish her regularly, she is always pitching to new ones. Clips of her articles can be found on www.melodywren.com or follow her on Instagram. 

This event has been organized by and for the members of CFG Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo.  To help raise funds for future programming, this Community  is also offering attendance to CFG members and the general public for a small fee: 

CFG members = $5

General Public = $25


7:00 to 7:30 pm presentation, followed by Q&A

8:00-8:30pm - Community members go-round

Please let us know if you will be attending.  A link to the Zoom URL will be sent to you half an hour before the meeting. Please log in ten minutes before 7pm ET so we can start promptly. Check your spam or junk folders if you don't receive the email with the URL. You should have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer ahead of time or use the Zoom webpage when prompted.

Please direct any questions to CFG Guelph Leader Montaha Hidefi at montaha.hidefi@yahoo.com.

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