This spring, Lang First-Year Writing is hosting a series of informal lunch-time seminars on specific matters of writing craft. Designed, in a sense, to pick up where our classroom discussions leave off, these brown-bag lunches (please bring one!) will offer instruction and refreshers from the nuts-and-bolts to the more abstract. The series is in its pilot stage, and we hope to offer lunches each Wednesday beginning in the fall 2017—often including faculty from around the University. For now, though, check out these dates!
On Tuesday, March 28, novelist Sara Nović, author of Girl at War, who teaches Language Rights are Human Rights (LFYW 1500), is guiding a discussion about how to create a sense of place or setting in prose. The discussion begins at 12:30 and will be held in room 405 at 66 West 12th Street. RSVP (link here) is encouraged but not required. [The date and time for this lunch has been updated. 3/17/2017.]
On Wednesday, April 12, essayist Nina Boutsikaris, who has recent work in Fourth Genre and teaches The Boundless Essay: Fragments, Graphics, and the New Nonfiction (LFYW 1500), will be leading a workshop she calls “The Pleasure and Power of Proper Punctuation (and When to Break the Rules).” The discussion begins at 12:30 and will be held in room 1104 at 6 East 16th Street. RSVP (link here) is encouraged but not required.
On Wednesday, May 3, journalist Rollo Romig, whose story “How to Steal a River” just appeared in the New York Times Magazine, and who teaches Writing the Environment (LFYW 1000), will be discussing what it means to read as a writer. The discussion begins at 12:30 and will be held in room 1104 at 6 East 16th Street. RSVP (link here) is encouraged but not required.
These discussions are open to the New School community.