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Discover how Pulitzer Prize winning columnists convey a powerful message or opinion in 500 words or less. Discover the insider secrets to writing different types of columns - humor, opinion, lifestyle, fashion, religion, investigative, and more. The skills apply to all genres of writing.


Suzette speaks at national conferences and universities on a variety of writing topics, and gets high marks from attendees for her animated and engaging style. (She is an award winning member of Toastmasters.) Find out what she can do for your group.


Take a moment and be entertained on my Blog. I’m a syndicated spirituality columnist with GateHouse Media. I’ve also published humor, opinion, and lifestyle columns with The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Humor Outcasts, and others.

Suzette’s 2015 Calendar Appearances & Workshops

Suzette-NSNC Speaker

NENPA Conference 2/19-20/2015

New England Newspaper and Press Assoc. Conference
February 19-20, 2016
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston
Suzette Standring, speaker, The Art of Column Writing
Conference details and registration here

March: Writing for the Public Workshop 5-Class Series

Writing For The Public by Suzette Standring
Milton Adult Education, Milton High School, 25 Gile Road, Milton 02186
Five-week course:  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 (2016)

Learn how to make the best of public writing.  Suzette’s classes will cover press releases, column writing, blog posts, and how to do feature articles.  What are editors looking for? How can you promote your writing or become a go-to resource?  Find out in this five week course.  Anyone can register.  You do not have to be a Milton resident.

Class offerings and registration link here.


Saturday, March 19: Cape Cod Writers’ Retreat (Eastham, MA)

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Cape Cod Writer's Retreat
Inn At the Oaks
3085 State Highway
Eastham, MA 02642

Spend a cozy day at the award winning and historic Inn at the Oaks with Suzette.  To create a faithful readership for columns and blog posts  is an art form of 500-700 words. Find out how Pulitzer Prize winning writers featured in Suzette's book, The Art of Opinion Writing, apply their craft. Come for the day or spend the weekend to enjoy the winter beauty at the gateway to the National Seashore. Find out more about Cape Cod Writer's Retreat classes and the Inn at the Oaks.


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