Writers’ program staff member Shannon Corder had her essay entitled, “Out with the Old, in with ‘I’m Old,” published on MadasHellClub.net. In addition to being on hand at the office, Shannon regularly takes Writers’ Program courses. She credits instructor Lisa Medway‘s course Writing Funny for guidance with the piece. “Lisa’s course has taught me to be more disciplined in my writing. She teaches us to write lean; you can still be funny without being indulgent. Also, we laughed so much in class reading our essays that the Engineering class down the hall always gave us dirty looks.”
“Out with the Old, in with I’m Old” takes a nostalgic look back at the way Shannon’s first car figured into the odd, awkward, and humorous moments in her formative years as she prepares to part with the car after 11 good years together.