Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Quick updates from my desk.

1. Following up from last week’s post: Now it can be told. In fact, it has been told, but if you somehow missed mentions elsewhere: My poem “Fighting Words” was featured on Verse Daily last Thursday.

Screenshot from Verse Daily

It’s archived here.

2. I’m busy finishing up the January 2021 issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0, which I expect will go out to subscribers tomorrow.

3. And I’m extremely busy (trying to) prepare for the spring-semester course that I’m teaching. I’ve never before taught an undergraduate course entirely on Holocaust Literature, let alone taught entirely online, incorporating Zoom, Blackboard, and more. (I did offer some email-based courses way back in the early aughts, but the technology has matured more capably than I have since then.) Please wish me luck!

6 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Connie Springer says:

    What is the online course you’re teaching? Can anyone audit?

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      It’s a course on Holocaust Literature at Baruch College of The City University of New York. I honestly don’t know what the auditing policies are. It’s a regular college course, so you’d need some sort of official registration. I know that I did have one auditor last year. If you’re interested, please inquire further: https://enrollmentmanagement.baruch.cuny.edu/undergraduate-admissions/contact-us/.

  2. Just wanted to wish you a Healthy, Happy, and Successful New Year, Erika.
    You offer all of us a warm helping hand with every email you send. Many thanks!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, Jane! All good wishes right back to you!

  3. John Smistad says:

    Thank you for teaching history to our young people, Erika. Though evil and sickening, The Holocaust can never be forgotten.


    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, John.

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