The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
Sunday, April 25 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Art of the Pitch w/ Paula Mejía and Jenn Pelly (Private Mentorship Session)

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With support from Critical Minded, the Pop Convergence is expanding our mentorship offerings with seven hour-long sessions designed to assist up-and-coming music writers from underrepresented and marginalized communities. Interested participants can sign-up here.

Session Description: From pithy reviews to longform reporting, all stories start with a pitch. How do you distill a complicated subject into a concise email? How do you persuade an editor to take a chance on a little-known artist or a big idea? In this mentorship session, we'll break down the art of the pitch from conceptualizing an idea to drafting that email and hitting send.

Note: This session is private and will only be open to invited participants. All participant slots are now filled. 

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Jenn Pelly

Contributing Editor, Pitchfork
Jenn Pelly is a contributing editor at Pitchfork and author of The Raincoats. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, The Wire, and elsewhere.
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Paula Mejía

Senior Editor at Texas Monthly; co-founding editor of NPR Music's Turning the Tables
Paula Mejía is a Senior Editor at Texas Monthly whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and other publications. She is a co-founding editor of NPR Music's Turning the Tables series and her first book, a 33 1/3 series volume on the Jesus and Mary... Read More →

Sunday April 25, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Private Mentorship Room