October Write Brain: How to Read Like a Writer

Oct 14, 2019 — 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location: Library 21C (get directions)

PLEASE NOTE: OCTOBER WRITE BRAIN IS ON A MONDAY INSTEAD OF THE USUAL TUESDAY!

Writers often get advice to “read widely” in order to improve their craft. But what does that mean, and what should you be looking for while reading? This Write Brain will go from the big picture of what actually constitutes “reading widely” to a microscopic view on one story, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death.” We will discuss how to pick books that fit what you want to accomplish as a writer, when to pick apart books (and when not to), and beginning techniques on how to pick apart books.

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