"Writing about Your Life- and Getting Paid for It" A Lecture by Paula Derrow

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Paula Derrow

Paula Derrow

On February 11th 2014, John Cabot University had the pleasure of welcoming editor and writer Paula Derrow for a special lecture on publishing personal essays.

Having worked for magazines such as Glamour, American Health, The New Yorker, and Cosmo, Derrow provided insight and professional advice into what publishers are looking for when considering a potential piece. “Editors are always looking for young, new voices”, she said. Derrow also encouraged students to seize the opportunity to write personal essays: “To maximize your chances of getting published, focus on what you know best, yourself.”

Paula teaches workshops on the personal essay for City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, and is also the current acting deputy editor for Good Housekeeping.

The lecture was attended by a large group of students, staff, as well as John Cabot University President, Franco Pavoncello.

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