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"Writer as Reader" in Chicago

"Writer as Reader" in Chicago
“I'm glad that we wrote as much as we did: some of us - especially me - don't give ourselves enough time to practice what we are trying to teach”    

-- Institute for Writing and Thinking 2017 participant
 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Francis Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

January 26, 2018

The Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking greatly appreciates the invitation from The Francis W. Parker School in Chicago to host a day of "Writer as Reader: Discovering New Ways into the Texts" workshops on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Further information on the Francis W. Parker School can be found at https://www.fwparker.org/

This year we will include sessions on novels, poetry, nonfiction, historical documents, STEM texts, and other media. As educators have come to expect, these workshops focus on putting texts into conversations with other texts, with historical events, and digital media.  The “Writer as Reader” workshops also model writing and reading activities that can focus class discussion, help students engage with difficult material, and emphasize the social character of all learning.

Workshops being offered:

+ Against Phoniness: Speaking Your Truth in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Wild Hundreds by Nate Marshall.

+ The Limits of Control: Behave: The Biology of Humans at their Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky and excerpts from the Summa Theologiae by Saint Thomas Aquinas

+ The Places Below and at the End of Things:  Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Loren Eisley's The Night Country

+ In the Form of: Images and Objects in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and The Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
 

+ Pain, Voice, and Form in Claudia Rankine's Citizen and “The Pain Scale” by Eula Biss