Neutralizing the “Mathilda Effect”: How Women Can Forge Successful Writing Careers

Neutralizing the “Mathilda Effect”: How Women Can Forge Successful Writing Careers

New 1 Day Workshop

February 24, 2018
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, DTLA Campus
261 S Figueroa St Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Designed for women creative writers and screenwriters with serious professional aspirations, this course unpacks strategies and solutions to counter the prevailing bias in favor of men’s innate ability to self-generate prominence, known as “the Matthew Effect.” When it comes to the fame game, most women are rookies and deeply influenced by the “Mathilda Effect,” a term coined by sociologists to reflect inequity when it comes to getting or taking credit. In order to prepare you to compete in the professional writing arena, you need the proper equipment and training, including a strong belief system about having a writing career and a set of behaviors that can get you there, independent of natural talent. The course goal is for you to learn how to level the playing field by preparing yourself for the realities of the writing career game and engage in it actively, decisively, and successfully.

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Neutralizing the “Mathilda Effect”: How Women Can Forge Successful Writing Careers

Contact:

Creative Writing (Fiction & Special Topics)
Carla Janas
(310) 267-4888
cjanas@unex.ucla.edu

Screenwriting (Onsite & Online)
Jeff Bonnett
(310) 206-1542
JBonnett@unex.ucla.edu

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