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Books: Writing and Publishing


In the first session we will discuss books and writing and give attention to ghostwriting. Prince Harry and Andre Agassi used the same ghostwriter: J.R. Moehringer. After registering for this class, you will receive an emailed copy of "Notes from Prince Harry's Ghostwriter” by Moehringer, May 8, 2023, published in the “The New Yorker” on May 15, 2023. Please read it and bring a copy to the first class. The discussion will focus on fiction vs. nonfiction, publishing and not publishing, and traditional vs. self-publishing.


During the remaining two sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss your own writing. Please bring what you have written to class and consider questions such as: Do you intend to share your writing? How? With whom? What is your purpose? Volunteers may share their writing by reading the first and last sentences, one you feel is your best expression, or in another creative way of your choosing. A special Zoom interview is planned with Michele DeFilippo from 1106 Design in Phoenix, AZ, an author services company that helps authors publish in their own name.

Instructor Biography

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

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