"My Turn" Opinion Writing Workshop

*All of the seats for this workshop have been filled. If you would like to be notified about a second workshop to be held later this summer, please join our waitlist.

Would you like to get more involved in local civic dialogue and share your ideas for your community with your neighbors?

The Concord Monitor, Granite State News Collaborative, and New Hampshire Humanities have come together to offer a My Turn opinion writing workshop, hosted by Concord Public Library, to help better equip folks in the Concord area to share their voices on local issues through their local newspaper.

The Concord Monitor's opinion section is made up entirely of community and reader submissions. The aim is to elevate the conversation in our communities and feature a range of perspectives and ideas through a Letter to the Editor or a My Turn, which is our term for a longer, more in-depth opinion essay.

While any community member in the Capital Region can share their ideas and writing, and many of them do, we know we're not reaching everyone, and we know there are more voices that need to be heard.

Led by John Stark Regional High School social studies teacher Dan Marcus, education facilitator and Educating for Good founder Carisa Corrow, and Concord Monitor audience engagement editor Allie Ginwala, this workshop will show you how the opinion section operates, how to craft and submit your best idea and writing, and why you should take the time to get more involved in your community and with your local news organization.

This event requires active participation, so come prepared to share your ideas with the group, ask questions, listen to your fellow community members, and receive feedback on your writing.

We strive to give people the knowledge and tools to become a more informed community, encourage more civic engagement, and feature more local voices in their local news source.

Details & Registration*

*Since this is an active participation workshop, registrations will be limited to 30 people within the Capital Region.

This program is supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Focus Grant.

Event Details


Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:30pm


Concord Public Library Auditorium
45 Green Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

Concord Monitor & the Granite State News Collaborative

Contact Info:

Allie Ginwala, aginwala@cmonitor.com, 603-224-5301, ext. 370