Assignments for Oct. 26

Read for class: in The Next American Essay: “Search for Marvin Gardens” by John McPhee; “The White Album” by Joan Didion; “Life Story” by David Shields.

We will be embarking on our next pieces (hermit crab/received forms/false document, whatever you would like to call it), and reading several such pieces. We will have in-class generative assignments, but be thinking about what possible “form” you might like to explore for your piece.