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The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

Not familiar with online learning tools? WSU Information Systems has prepared basic information to help and it’s available at its.wsu.edu/cougs-online-toolkit.

The WSU Common Reading Program is pleased to accommodate students’ learning by offering online options to experience programming related to Born a Crime, including lectures, interviews, and documentaries, during spring semester 2021.

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DJ Lee (English) on “How Not to Be the Hero of Your Own Story, the #1 Rule of Memoir Writing”

February 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

When you write a memoir, whether it be three-paragraphs or book-length, you are necessarily the hero of the story. But, as Susan Shapiro notes, qualities that make you likable and popular in real life like confidence, beauty, success, and intelligence can put off readers. By the same token, stories of abject victimhood can also make readers turn away. With reference to Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime and other successful memoirs, DJ Lee (English) will offer strategies for how to tell your story honestly while creating a genuine self your reader can relate to. Hosted by WSU Pullman Common Reading. You can watch Lee’s presentation on Zoom.

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Website:
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/96441070325

Organizer

WSU Common Reading Program
Email:
kweathermon@wsu.edu

Not familiar with online learning tools? WSU Information Systems has prepared basic information to help and it’s available at its.wsu.edu/cougs-online-toolkit.