Letters to the Editor Writing Group
Our Letters to the Editor Writing Group is a time for RPCVs to come together and write letters for publication to draw attention to environmental and climate problems. We begin the meeting with a talk by a guest speaker, then we talk together briefly about how we want to structure our letters. The majority of the time will be spent writing and revising our letters. Working together we can provide the feedback and support that is essential to a quality piece of writing.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 pm ET \ 5 pm PT.
Here’s the Zoom link for our Tuesday office hours:
Please feel free to reach out to Dylan Hinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions about the Letters to The Editor events. These techniques can be used for any topic that you feel passionately about. Peace Corps funding and support? Refugee and immigration challenges? Climate change and environment? Speak out!
Writing Letters to the Editor that Actually Get Published - July 27, 2021
Rosemary O'Hara, retired editorial page editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel (and before that from several other newspapers), offers guidance on how to improve your chances to get published including:
- How to approach an LTE
- How to write an LTE
- What it's like to be on the receiving end of an LTE
The Power of the Peace Corps Brand - May 11, 2021
Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota addresses the question: How do you see the unique voice that returned Peace Corps volunteers bring to this issue [of climate change], especially in a letter to the editor and Congressional meetings? at the RPCV4EA National Launch Call