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 have been moved online since March.

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, Ellen Bass, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, interviews Lang professor Miller Oberman about his work. [Link here.]

Tues., Apr. 28, Ellen Bass, author of Indigo, interviewed by Miller Oberman. [Link here.]


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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