Kudos to my fellow Creative Communications instructor Kenton Larsen, who has started a voluntary Thursday after-class writing club.
Because reading makes anyone a better writer, Kenton wanted to ask students to read something.
To aid the cause, I have donated a few books, good, bad and otherwise. Many contain my comments and questions; I love talking back to writers.
Five of the books are by Mike McIntyre, a grad of our program and a prolific reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.
Kenton and the students can agree on the rules. But I suggest students take one book at a time and keep it. The following week they would share (or, even better, demonstrate) something they have learned about writing from the book.
If all the books go, I have more.