Reading Links

Week 1 – 8/24 – 8/30

Colson Whitehead  – “The Way We Live Now”

Anne Lamott — “Shitty First Drafts”

Easy-breezy reference table: Open Form to Closed Form Writing Styles


Week 2  – 8/31 – 9/7

Jamaica Kincaid – “The Estrangement” (Five points to anyone who finds the error in the text of that link and emails me privately. DO NOT BLURT IT OUT IN CLASS. This offer expires on 9/3/2015).

Tony Judt–  “The Night”

Edwidge Danticat – “A Little While

David Sedaris – “The Youth in Asia

Jo Ann Beard – “The Fourth State of Matter

Tom Junod – “My Father’s Fashion Tips

Mark Bowden – “Dumb Kids Class”

Annie Dillard — “Seeing

General resource for reading good short essays:  The Electric Typewriter. 30 Great Short Memoir Essays

52 Memoir  Prompts