is the author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright/W.W. Norton), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. A book critic and former editor at The New Republic, she is the recipient of Guggenheim, Leon Levy, and Cullman Fellowships. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, and Harper’s.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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Better Writing Through Criticism
In this Master Class taught by book critic Ruth Franklin, we’ll examine how thinking and writing critically about art and culture can deepen our practice as creative writers. We’ll consider the works of art we’re most drawn to, past and present—books, film, paintings, photographs—and how thinking through them can give us a new perspective on our own work. The class will also explore the process of creating a “culture diary” of our responses to the art we consume on a daily basis, from books and museum exhibitions to podcasts, television, and more.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Online on Zoom
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