Letters to Lost World

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Letters to Lost World

Summer 2020

Taught By: Betty Ming Liu

Section: A

CRN: 1942

Credits: 3

Personal essays in the form of letters create an intimate, conversational setting for both the reader and writer. An entire semester of letter-writing is an opportunity to develop your voice and discover themes that really matter to you. Every week brings a new prompt for a new letter. For inspiration, we explore outstanding examples of personal essays and memoirs that take the format of letters. Our reading includes Dear America: Notes of an Undocument Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life by Anne Lamott and Between Two Worlds by Ta'Nehisi Coates. In this course, students can expect detailed feedback and discussions, and a chance to articulate what has been left unsaid for too long.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:57pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020