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Replay: Reading Like a Writer with Michael Lista
Missed our summer session on literary criticism? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
In this class, poet, essayist, and literary critic Michael Lista explains why (and how) studying writers makes us better writers, in turn. With this session, you’ll learn how to read like a writer, by studying those who write most beautifully and piercingly about the art they inherited from others: George Orwell, Clive James, Renata Adler, Erich Auerbach, Susan Sontag, and Vladimir Nabokov. These are writers who found their quarry in the minds of fellow craftsmen, and taught themselves—and us–how to write by reading out loud.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Aug. 13/20
Instructor: Michael Lista
Length: 1hr 30 min.
Attachment: Literary criticism tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: Michael Lista is a poet, literary critic and journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Poetry and Toronto Life, where he is a contributing editor. He’s the author of Bloom, The Scarborough and Strike Anywhere: Essays, Reviews and Other Arsons. He has worked as the poetry critic at The National Post and the poetry editor of The Walrus. He was the 2017 Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. He lives in Toronto.