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Next week's events in the Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series

Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain on The Future of Writing and How to Stop It, Thurs., Oct 6, 7:30 pm

Jonathan Zittrain
“The Future of Writing and How to Stop It”
7:30 pm, Thursday, October 6
Thompson Room,
The Barker Center

Mr. Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
In addition to discussing some of the ideas in his book The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It, Professor Zittrain will talk about his own craft of writing and the state of writing in the digital era. His talk will be followed by a question and answer period.   
The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK — and under a Creative Commons license.  Papers may be found at <http://www.jz.org <http://www.jz.org/> >.

Professor Zittrain’s talk is part of the Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series, sponsored by the Harvard College Writing Program, the Harvard Review, the Harvard Extension School Writing Program, and the Program in General Education. The Series seeks to explore the power of writing at Harvard and beyond.
  
Get advice on the craft of travel writing from a panel of professional travel writers, Tues, Oct. 4, 7:30 pm  


How do you vividly capture a travel experience for readers who weren’t there with you? What makes for memorable travel writing? How do you get your travel writing published? Come hear a panel of professional travel writers discuss the art and craft of travel writing.
 
Adam Sachs, contributing editor, Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit

Danielle Pergament, executive editor, Lucky Magazine and New York Times travel writer
 
Josh Dean, travel writer and former deputy editor of Men’s Journal

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Harvard Writers at Work

Harvard Writers at Work is launching its 2011-2012 lecture series next week. This series, sponsored by the Harvard College Writing Program, the Harvard Review, the Harvard Extension School Writing Program, and the Program in General Education,  seeks to explore the power of writing at Harvard and beyond. 

This is a great series. We’ll be posting information about all of their events, so watch this space!

How to Write a Philosophy Paper

Dave Langlois, Departmental Writing Fellow in Philosophy, will present a workshop on the fundamentals of writing in philosophy on September 14 at 3 pm in Emerson 101.  He will discuss the mechanics of writing philosophy papers, introduce students to how philosophy papers are evaluated, and provide some tips for philosophical writing.

WELCOME BACK

The Writing Center will open for the semester on September 13 at 9 a.m.  We look forward to seeing you soon!