Class, Mon 2/27

Writing Geek

Semicolons

Aldus Manutius

Aldus Manutius (1449–1515) was a Venetian printer who is credited with inventing the italic typeface and the modern usages of the semicolon.

Brainstorming X2

Crowdsourcing: Jot down two sentences describing the topic of your planned (or in-progress) X2. We’ll share them

Describing Events in a Personal Voice

Fastwrite: I asked you to read the essays in Franzen by Junger, Kipnes, Kisner, Lange, and Sacks. Please locate a brief passage in one of these pieces that is not an “I” passage—that doesn’t seem centered on what the writer feels or thinks or has experienced—but that nonetheless impresses you. Tell us what it is about the writing in this passage that you admire.

To Do

  1. Tues, 2/28, 10:00 AM: Post X2 to your individual folder on Google Drive.
  2. Wed, 3/01, class: Let’s actually talk about Lamott on writing workshops and writing partners, pp.151–71.
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About Joe Harris

I teach composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing at the University of Delaware.
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