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Eig bytes into future of writing in Brown Bag

Eig bytes into future of writing in Brown Bag

In what some refer to as the most significant federal decision since the New Deal, on June 28 the United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote. When the news first broke, organizations immediately took to Twitter to broadcast the decision as Chief Justice John Roberts read the ruling.

With floods of tweets about the verdict, some news outlets chose to be first instead of verifying what they reported, which led CNN and Fox News to publish false information.

Writer-in-residence Jonathan Eig said journalists have often made mistakes, but the digital realm allows those to happen at a faster rate.

The Week Six morning lecture platform theme is “Digital Identity,” and Eig will present a Brown Bag Lecture, “Googling Your Way to Good Writing,” at 12:15 p.m. today on the Alumni Hall porch.

Writers-in-residence aim to click Chautauquans into the digital realm

Writers-in-residence aim to click Chautauquans into the digital realm

Greg Donovan, who is the poet-in-residence for Week Six, encourages imaginative poetry, because informing and intriguing readers is just as important as clarity. His weeklong workshop “Is It Memory or Just My Imagination?” will guide attendees to consider the relationship between memory and imagination, and he will give advice he wishes he had when he first started writing.

Donovan, who created the online literary journal Blackbird more than a decade ago, will lead a Brown Bag lecture, “Quantum Leaps: The Growth of Blackbird and Other Online Journals,” at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on the Alumni Hall porch.

His presentation fits into the morning lecture platform theme of “Digital Identity,” and so will prose writer-in-residence Jonathan Eig’s Brown Bag lecture, “Googling Your Way to Good Writing,” at 12:15 p.m. Friday on the Alumni Hall porch.

Eig, who co-founded ChicagoSideSports.com, is visiting Chautauqua for the third time and hopes to help Chautauquans work on their characters in his weeklong writing workshop, “Bringing Characters to Life.”

Writers’ Center expands vocabulary and classes for new literary season

Writers’ Center expands vocabulary and classes for new literary season

Though the Writers’ Center still offers regular workshops with its writers-in-residence, some of this summer’s selection of classes branch out across the Institution.

During Week Five, poet Jim Daniels will allow Chautauquans to explore the grounds and will then gather their responses to visual art. Clara Silverstein, Writers’ Center program director, said she thinks attendees will enjoy it along with the other classes.

“It’s really a wonderful opportunity to study with an expert in poetry,” she said.