Among the courses Lucy Marx has taught at MIT are “Reading and Writing Autobiography”; “MIT: Inside, Live”; and “Writing in the Age of Spin”—which she last taught a few years ago but now seems increasingly worth teaching. She holds a B.A. in English from Harvard College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. You can find some of her writing, including excerpts from her recently finished novel, Speak, Wood; Stone Whisper, at speakwoodstonewhisper.com.