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Craft-Lesson Lunch Series

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Throughout the spring, Lang’s First-Year Writing Program is hosting a series of weekly lunches where faculty 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 any interested students and faculty. Food will be provided. Lunches will be held in room 510, 66 West 12th Street.


Tues., Feb. 6, Scott Korb, with a talk titled “On Being Impolite”

Tues., Feb. 13, Lang alumnus, and part-time facultyAlex Vadukul, with a talk titled “Back to the Basics: The Word, The Sentence, The Paragraph”

Tues., Feb. 20, New School archivistAaron Winslow, with a talk about working in the archives

Tues., Feb. 27, Alison Kinney, with a talk about close reading

Tues. Mar. 6, Nina Boutsikaris, with a talk about observation as a way to better writing (“seeing” as a sort of spiritual practice, ala Annie Dillard)

Tues., Mar. 13, Christen Clifford, with a talk titled “Voice: Reading Aloud for Yourself and Others”

Tues., Mar. 27, Parsons faculty Brie Bouslaugh, with a talk titled “The Place of the ‘I’”

Tues., Apr. 3, Parsons faculty Rachel Aydt, with a talk titled “On Feedback”

Tues., Apr. 10, Jonathan Liebson, with a talk titled “Beginnings and Endings”

Tues., Apr. 17, Miller Oberman, with a talk titled “What is an Image”

Tues., Apr. 24, Lucas Corcoran, with a talk titled “Reading as a Writer”

Tues., May 1, Scott Korb, with a talk titled “The Courage to Sound Like Ourselves”

Tues., May 8, Olga Breydo, with a talk titled “Habits That Last”

These weekly lunches will run like an interactive seminar, bringing 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. For a more detailed schedule of the Craft-Lesson Lunch series, click here.

Presented by First Year Writing and Eugene Lang College.

Write Scott Korb, Director of First-Year Writing, with any questions:

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