Author Talk: Buzzfeed—A World Without “Whom”
Where: New York Public Library—Grand Central Library
135 E. 46th St.
212-621-0670 Price: Free
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“A provocative and jaunty romp through the dos and don’ts of writing for the internet” (NYT)–the practical, the playful, and the politically correct–from BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy Favilla.
See Favilla make a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without “whom,” she argues, is a world with more room for writing that’s clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware.
As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of “correct” writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site’s lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL.
SPECIAL GUEST: Benjamin Dreyer, author of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.
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