“Things I Learned from William Zinsser,” Former master of Branford College, author of On Writing Well

October 14, 2015
Wed., Oct. 14, 8:00 p.m., Branford Common Room: “Things I Learned from William Zinsser”
    William Zinsser was a legendary Yale writing teacher, Branford master, and author of On Writing Well, Writing About Your Life, and sixteen other books. He died last May at age 92. In this celebration of Zinsser’s life, work, and influence, four Zinsser students who went on to distinguished careers in journalism and literature will come to Yale to remember their teacher:    
    Christopher Buckley, satirical novelist, essayist, memoirist
    Jane Mayer, investigative journalist, New Yorker staff writer
    Mark Singer, New Yorker staff writer
    John Tierney, New York Times columnist
Here is a reminiscence of Zinsser by Mark Singer.