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Seminars on Reading and Writing: Day I


Courtesy of Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13, the esteemed and forever venerable:

John Cheever wrote, “A good page of prose remains invincible.” Interested in attaining such invincibility? Come discuss your creative and academic writing in a pair of seminars with the Writing Programs’ Graduate Fellows and undergrad tutors.

4:30 p.m. — How George Orwell can improve your writing, with Ford Fellow Piers Gelly

Come discuss George Orwell’s essay “Politics and the English Language” and its implications for your own prose style.

6:00 p.m. — How to read like a college senior, with Rosy Capron ’14

What questions should you ask of a text when you’re writing a paper about it? We will discuss two examples: a piece of humor writing and a difficult academic text.

Drop by for one or both workshops. Refreshments both sweet and savory will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113
Cost: Only your ignorance