Wednesday 5th June 2019
Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House’s longstanding copy chief, he has upheld the publisher’s standards for well over a decade. In his humorous and informative talks, he shares his invaluable advice on writing and editing.
He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.
Included are all the lessons on punctuation, grammar, and spelling a writer could ever desire, combined with insider wisdom and fun facts. Dreyer brings the same enthusiasm, authority, and irreverence to his talks, delivering valuable lessons on clarity and wit to students, professionals, and aspiring writers.
Join us for a witty, thought-provoking evening celebrating one of this year’s most important books.