Spring 2020 Craft Lunches

Throughout the spring, Lang’s First-Year Writing Program is hosting a series of weekly lunches where faculty (and one special guest) will present dynamic and interactive lessons in the craft of writing. These lunches will be held on Tuesday afternoons, 12:30-1:30, and are open to the entire New School community. Food from the stellar neighborhood restaurant Kubeh will be provided. Lunches will be held in room 510, 66 West 12th Street.


Here’s a schedule of the presenters and their talks:

Tues., Feb. 4, Helen Rubinstein, “Structure and Sex”

Tues., Feb. 11, Scott Korb, “The Courage to Sound Like Ourselves”

Tues., Feb. 18, Kyle McCarthy, “Imitation and Voice”

Tues., Feb. 25, Rachel Aydt, “Patterns”

Tues., Mar. 3, Haley Hach, “Finding What You Need”

Tues., Mar. 10, Lucas Corcoran, “Writing and the Public”


Tues., Mar. 24, Elizabeth Bluth, “Working Together”

Tues., Mar. 31, AW Strouse, “Sounds and Sense”

Tues., Apr. 7, Tara Menon, “Habits and Breaking Habits”

Tues., Apr. 14, Joseph Salvatore, “My Favorite Writer: Toni Morrison’s Language and Character”

Tues., Apr. 21, Miller Oberman, “Using the ‘I’”

Tues., Apr. 28, Ellen Bass, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, a reading and discussion of Indigo

We in First-Year Writing, in the spirit of our colleagues across the University, hope these lunches can be opportunities to bring writing students and faculty together for both in-depth discussions of writing fundamentals and the more advanced lessons in what it takes to write convincing and arresting work. All are welcome. Write Scott Korb, Director of First-Year Writing, with any questions: korbs@newschool.edu.

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