To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved novels in American literature. One reviewer called it “a novel of such rare excellence that it will no doubt make a great many readers slow down to relish its simple distinction.”
In Writing with Atticus, we will take six weeks to do just that: reading a few chapters together each week, we will slow down and relish what makes this book so great. But then we’ll take the next step: We will look at how to apply Harper Lee’s principles and methods to our own writing.
Writing with Atticus includes six 90-minute live lectures* via Zoom, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and optional writing exercises.
*Recordings of the lectures will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live lectures.
Date and Time:
Thursday afternoons, April 2 to May 7, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Central
Adults and High-Schoolers
Writing In-Scene and Out-of-Scene
Managing Time and Space in a Story
Direct and Indirect Dialogue
All readings are from
To Kill a Mockingbird
April 2: Chapters 1–6
April 9: Chapters 7-11
April 16: Chapters 12-15
April 23: Chapters 16-19
April 30: Chapters 20-25
May 7: Chapters 26-31