Distinguished writers discuss the craft and strategy of writing to change minds—and the world.
In each session, renowned writers join academic leaders from across the university in spirited conversation to examine the art of writing for public audiences. From sentence-level analyses of craft, to wider discussions of how a specific piece of writing addresses critical issues of the day, such as incarceration, climate change, and refugee crises, the sessions share tactics and tools to produce compelling and persuasive storytelling. As a result, participants learn to think like professional writers—and to build specific skills necessary for their work to reach national and international audiences.
The Exoneration of Yutico Briley will take place Thursday, October 28 5:30-6:45 p.m. ET. Featuring Emily Bazelon, Staff Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School. Moderated by Amy Hungerford, Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Ruth Fulton Benedict Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; and Bernard Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Columbia Law School
Reading: New York Times, “I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?”
Please RSVP here: https://sps.columbia.edu/events/exoneration-yutico-briley