Political Punditry Writing Group

3rd Tuesday's at 6pm, Cuse Center for Peace & Social Justice


** Our next meeting date is Tuesday December 16th, 6:00 PM, at the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice (2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY). Our topic will be fracking and the State of the State Rally that will take place on Wednesday January 7th in Albany. Our first technique will be a Letter to the Editor.

[1] Read the summary guide at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/lte_readings

[2] Identify the publication to submit and learn the requirements (such as word length)

[3] Write a Letter to share with the group


  • Building participants knowledge of topics related to issues and movements of interest.

  • Practicing your writing, reading, and research skills including, but not limited to, concepts such as "operationalized terms", "logical fallacies", "persuasive prose" and "virtue of belief", and "substantiation by empirical evidence".

  • Practicing the sharing of messages verbally in front of others in the group, towards developing comfort of public speaking skills and potential candidacy.

  • Learning about the construction and styles of different writing forms.