How to make your writing pop with Jack Hart

Jack Hart, recently retired managing editor and writing coach at The Oregonian, will speak to a group of AAJA members on the writing process and techniques — all with the aim to make writing more efficient and less painful. Hart’s talk is the subject of his new book, “A Writer’s Coach: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Work.” Hart edited two Pulitzer Prize winners at The Oregonian and was contributing editor to two others. He is also a lecturer at the 2008 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism in Boston next month.

WHEN:  Sunday, March 16, 2 pm to 3 pm

WHERE: Boston Public Library, main branch, 700 Boylston Street in Boston

Please RSVP Tracy Jan at tjan@globe.com by Wednesday, March 12.

Now open: Registration for UNITY 2008

Early bird registration for the UNITY ’08 Convention in Chicago is now available by clicking www.2008unity.org/registration.cfm.

Unity will feature professional development workshops, plenary sessions and the largest Media Showcase and Career Expo in the industry — including more than 400 recruiting and exhibiting booths, as well as a variety of networking events. Unity will be held this year at McCormic Place West in Chicago, July 23-27, 2008. For more information:  http://www.2008unity.org/