Past Event

A Series of Introductions: Selected Excerpts from Public Writers

October 21, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Online Event

Thursday, October 21  |   5:30–6:45 p.m. ET

  • Featuring Eric Hayot, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University
  • Moderated by Sarah Cole, Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Dean of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
  • Reading: A Series of Introductions: Selected Excerpts from Public Writers

We know writing for public-facing venues is different from writing an article or a seminar paper. But how? This is a seminar on the craft of introductions: grabbing your audience in those first few sentences, positioning yourself as a writer, and creating a compelling reading experience. We’ll look at thirteen introductions by twelve different writers, paying attention to style and rhythm, storytelling and exposition, structure and form.

All members of the Columbia community are welcome; Columbia email required for registration. To benefit most from each event, read the featured article in advance, linked on the website, or available upon request. For questions, please contact [email protected].

More information about the Columbia Public Writers series and upcoming events is available here.

Contact Information

Pam Rodman