18 June 2009

Michael Rockland on writing

In Snowshoeing through Sewers, Michael Rockland describes a series of urban explorations including canoeing all the way around Manhattan and a ridiculously dangerous bike trip across New Jersey on Route 22. I wish more of our students read some of this, since it really highlights the value in taking different approached to seeing otherwise familiar places. He teaches a class called On The Road: Mobility in America that sounds great too.

His visit to our speaker series wit a reading several years ago was so popular that I feel compelled to mention your chance to see him this summer:
Rockland to Speak About "A Writer's Life"

Michael Rockland, Rutgers Professor of American Studies, will discuss the challenges and rewards of "A Writer's Life" on Wednesday, June 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Alexander Library Scholarly Communication Center, College Avenue Campus. Rockland has successfully traversed scholarship, journalism, and fiction writing and will discuss the challenges of each. A light reception will follow the talk. The program is cosponsored by the Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session. RSVP by Tuesday, June 23 to Harry Glazer by email (hglazer [AT] rci.rutgers.edu) or phone at 732-932-7505. For more information, visit the website.

1 comment:

Puk said...

This sounds like a must-read for me. But, I feel the need to point out that circumnavigation and inter-state paddling aren't nearly the "quixotic adventures" Publisher's Weekly would have you believe.