Workshop Adds ‘Writers of Color’ Panel

By: E&P Staff

A panel discussion titled “Expanding Opportunities for Writers of Color” has been added to the March 15-17 Will Rogers Writers’ Workshop in Oklahoma City.

One speaker at the March 16 session will be Ray Chavez, director of the Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, co-adviser to the university’s student chapter of the Native American Journalists Association, and a founder of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Another panelist is Yvette Walker, deputy managing editor of multimedia at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City and a past editor of the National Association of Black Journalists’ NABJ Journal.

The workshop ( is directed by Robert Haught, who does columns for The Oklahoman and self-syndication. Sponsors of the event include the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) had a multifaceted career that included writing more than 4,000 newspaper columns.

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