Writing: Just Do It

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 06, 2013 Comments Off on Writing: Just Do It

Online Webinar
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Been thinking about writing but get paralyzed over the keyboard? Trying to sell a book proposal but not sure how to go about doing it? Or been contemplating a career in journalism or public affairs/communications but not sure if they’re right for you?

Join fellow alum Timothy M. Gay (C’76) as he addresses all these questions and more. Tim, who has written four books and placed scores of articles and commentaries in newspapers, journals, and blogs across the country, will candidly discuss ways to overcome writer’s block and the paralysis that often hits aspiring young writers.

Boiled down to its essence, Tim’s counsel is: if you think you have a gift to share, start sharing it. Figure out an outlet and audience for your writing – and start writing!

Timothy M. Gay (C’76) is a public affairs strategist and writer of popular history. In the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman (now Senator) Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). He then worked for Jody Powell, President Carter’s former press secretary, at both Ogilvy Public Relations and the new firm Powell Tate, which was formed in 1991. He now serves as Senior Vice President at Grayling’s Washington office.

His essays and articles on politics, public policy, history, & sports have appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, and many other publications. His first book, a biography of baseball great Tris Speaker, was nominated for the baseball history community’s two most prestigious awards. His second book on interracial baseball before Jackie Robinson integrated the big leagues won the 2010 Sporting News-Society for American Baseball Research Book of the of the Year.

In the last 2 years, he has published two books. ASSIGNMENT TO HELL celebrated the war journalism of Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, & three other great correspondents. SAVAGE WILL, which came out in Sept., tells the story of a daring escape of U.S. nurses and medics from Nazi-held Albania.

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