Stories about "Common Read"
Author Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "Real American," common read for the Class of 2022, visited Bridget Fullerton's FYS 489 - "Writing Ourselves, Writing With Others: Identity, Community, and Discourse." According to Carrie Murphy, assistant dean of students for first-year programs, Fullerton is a member of the Common Read Committee and developed some of the curriculum/writing tie-ins that other FYS instructors have adopted to infuse Real American into their courses, so she is a natural choice. Additionally, her FYS fits perfectly since it is "Writing Ourselves, Writing with Others" - great for exploration of a memoir. Bridget has invited her colleague from Writing at Bates, Stephanie Wade, to also have her FYS join. Stephanie's FYS is "Cultivating Social Justice in Community Gardens". Given that both classes will be in attendance, they'll be meeting in Commons 211 from 11am-12:30pm on Tuesday, August 18.
At father’s alma mater, ‘Real American’ author discusses growing up black and biracial

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:46 am

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the 2018 Common Reading and daughter of George Lythcott '39, returned to campus to share her father's story, her story, and the "catharsis" that allowed her to finally love herself.