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Close Reading

A crash course in close reading, a crucially useful skill when it comes to either making sense of the world or improving as a writer. A consideration of the implications of the conscious and intuitive decisions we make when constructing prose, centered around two in-class exercises and a discussion of Elizabeth Tallent’s “No One’s a Mystery.”

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Instructor: Jim Shepard

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 09/29/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 16

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Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron (Vintage), which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come (Knopf). Five of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Williams College.

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