On Freelance Writing

Larry Atkins on Op-Ed and personal essay writing. Harriet Fry on magazine writing. Gunter David short story writing.

Larry Atkins is a lawyer and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He has written over 150 Op-Eds, articles, and essays for many publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, B'nai B'rith International Jewish Monthly, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Detroit News, Indianapolis Star, Jewish Exponent, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Daily News, NCAA News, National Public Radio (Commentaries for Morning Edition and Only a Game), Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer and Inquirer Sunday Magazine, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Gunter David was a reporter on major newspapers for 25 years. He worked on the late Evening Bulletin, which nominated him for the Pulitzer Prize in 1982. His second career was as a family therapist and addictions counselor. In the last five years he has contributed short stories and memoirs to literary journals, anthologies and books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Harriet Fry is a Philadelphia native who has lived all over the United States. Her travels provided rich fodder for a wide variety of non-fiction features, articles, interviews, profiles and reviews. Her work has appeared in national publications such as Ford Times, Women's Circle, Seek, and PACE magazines, as well as inregional and local newspapers such as City Paper and the University City Review. Harriet was journalist as well as a radio news reporter while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. In her current "day job" she is Special Education teacher for the School District of Philadelphia where she gathers still more fodder for a future tell-all which she'll call the "Great American Tragedy of Epic Proportions...But Somebody's Gotta Help Those Kids..." Harriet has a kid of her own, Jessica, aged 19, as well as a menagerie of cats who love to sit on her computer while she writes. Her present address is "South Philly".

This is a presentation of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference of which all of the presenters are board members Writers Conference