5:00–5:30: Library Orientation (in 227 Purnell Hall)
5:30–7:00: Seminar (in 233B Purnell Hall)
Questions About Seminar Materials
Voice in Creative Nonfiction
Laurie Clements Lambeth, “The Three-Legged Dog Who Carried Me“, New York Times, Dec 7, 2016.
Fastwrite: Write about a memory or object that holds beauty for you because of its “asymmetry and imperfection”.
For Next Week (Monday, 5/15/2017)
Please read the following brief pieces:
- Jeanne Marie Laskas, “To Obama, With Love, and Hate, and Desperation“, New York Times, January 17, 2017, as an example of a piece grounded in the work of observing (reporting).
- Jason Greene, “Death Is Real: Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Copes With Unspeakable Tragedy“, Pitchfork, March 13, 2017, as an example of a piece grounded in the work of conversing (interview/profile).
- Rebecca Solnit, “Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable“, New Yorker, April 24, 2014, as an example of a piece grounded in the work of responding (criticism).
(We’ll use Lambeth’s essay as a example of a piece grounded in the work of remembering (memoir).)