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Books and Writing: David Gann

Description

Author and former journalist David Gann has recently had two of his books on the bestsellers list for nonfiction: “Killers of the Flower Moon”and “The Wager.”

 This class will delve into Gann’s style and its effect on you as a reader. Before the first class, select any one of his many books and write a three-paragraph review including: 1) a book summary, 2) a description of Gann’s writing style and 3) the book’s impact on you. The second class will explore interviews with Gann. And the third class will focus on Gann’s effect on you. For this final class, please expand your book reviews to include three to five quotations from the book and the author’s impact on you. (You will be asked to make copies of your book reviews to share with classmates. Exact number will be emailed to you prior to the first and third classes.)

Instructor Biography

Len DeAngelis, who retired as the head of the English department at Middletown High School, was the 1990 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. He has received Disney’s American Teacher Award and the 2018 Education for Service Award at UMass Boston. He has led seminars on “The Divine Comedy,” among other literature and writing for many years. Len is also the Rhode Island ambassador for the Portrait Society of America.

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