Interested students of all majors are encouraged to submit applications midway through the semester prior to the one in which they wish to enroll. Please fill out and submit the online application below, which will explain additional requirements (cover letter, writing samples, etc.).

Application for Fall/Spring Harman Writer-In-Residence Workshops

UPCOMING FALL 2017

HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE

RUSSELL SHORTO

russell

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Family in History

Every family contains a world of stories, and every story is woven into history. A 20 year old American had his or her childhood take place against the backdrop of the presidency of George W. Bush and with a soundtrack by Britney Spears. Our parents' and grandparents' stories were set in distinct eras and cultures, with their own music, fashion, fears and political passions. In this course, students will identify and write stories from their lives or the lives of family members, weaving them into the texture of the times. The goal will be to see yourself and your family as shaped by larger forces, and to use writing to connect our most intimate pains and sweetnesses to the turbid bluster of history. For each piece of writing students will choose a fixed genre: short story, memoir, travel writing, and the like. Readings will include works by Zadie Smith, David Benioff, J.D. Vance, Barack Obama, Jane Alison, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and David Sedaris.

 

DEADLINE FOR EALY APPLICATIONS: MARCH 24th. WE WILL NOTIFY STUDENTS OF ACCEPTANCE ASAP.

 

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