Success Story: Tammy Delatorre

Writing Pad student, Tammy Delatorre, has been busy. Her writing has appeared in LA Times, Salon, xoJane, Many Mountains Moving, Newport Review, and is forthcoming in Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts. She was a finalist in the 2014 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, a finalist in the 2012 William...Read More »


Unlocking Secrets: An Interview With Marc Ambinder

By Theresa Miller

 

American editor and journalist, editor-at-large of The Week, a contributing editor at GQ and at The Atlantic, and former White House correspondent at the National Journal, Marc Ambinder’s credentials speak for themselves.
 
Not one to shy away from the personal or political, he’s written...Read More »


Backpacking Through the Literary World: An Interview With Journalist Nathan Deuel

 By Desiree Ross

 

Did you know that Nathan Deuel walked nearly 2,000 miles from New York to New Orleans? His shoes are made for walkin’! Nathan has also had an impressive walk through the literary world. From essays and reviews to fiction, editorial positions with top magazines and newspapers and now his first...Read More »


Beyond Sex And The City: An Interview With Cindy Chupack

By Marilyn Friedman and Jeff Bernstein

 

Cindy Chupack has had the kind of writing success most people dream about. She is especially good at transforming her life’s ups and downs into Emmy award-winning magic. She most recently was a co-executive producer on Season Three of ABC’s “Modern Family” and has...Read More »


Digging For Story With Journalist Natasha Vargas-Cooper

By Lorinda Toledo and Marilyn Friedman

 

Natasha-Vargas Cooper has written about topics ranging from bath salt addictions to the real-life Don Draper for publications like The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, and The Awl, to name a few. She also hosts a fantastic monthly storytelling show...Read More »


Erin Aubry Kaplan and The Art of The Op-Ed Essay

 

By Alana Saltz

 

If you have a lot of strong opinions, writing an op-ed can be a great way to share your ideas and passions with the world. And nobody knows more about op-ed’s than Erin Aubry Kaplan!

 

Erin is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and op-ed writer who has written about African-American...Read More »


Don't Miss Your Moment With Susan Orlean

By Antonia Crane

YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS.

It’s a Writing Pad miracle: Susan Orlean is coming to Writing Pad on Thursday, November 1st from 8-9:30p.m. for a fireside chat. Do you want to know how to twist one life changing moment into a bestselling...Read More »

NPR's Alex Cohen: Journalist, Author, and Derby Doll Extraordinaire

by Lorinda Toledo

This Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Alex Cohen of NPR will join Jeffrey Kaye of PBS Newshour and Deborah Vankin of LA Times to talk about building a career in journalism at Writing Pad. Best known as the host of “All Things Considered”...Read More »