WRITING LIFE STORIES HOW TO MAKE MEMORIES INTO MEMOIRS IDEAS INTO ESSAYS AND LIFE INTO LITERATURE

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Writing Abroad

Author : Peter Chilson
ISBN : 9780226444529
Genre : Travel
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“Tell me all about your trip!” It’s a request that follows travelers as they head out into the world, and one of the first things they hear when they return. When we leave our homes to explore the wider world, we feel compelled to capture the experiences and bring the story home. But for those who don’t think of themselves as writers, putting experiences into words can be more stressful than inspirational. Writing Abroad is meant for travelers of all backgrounds and writing levels: a student embarking on overseas study; a retiree realizing a dream of seeing China; a Peace Corps worker in Kenya. All can benefit from documenting their adventures, whether on paper or online. Through practical advice and adaptable exercises, this guide will help travelers hone their observational skills, conduct research and interviews, choose an appropriate literary form, and incorporate photos and videos into their writing. Writing about travel is more than just safeguarding memories—it can transform experiences and tease out new realizations. With Writing Abroad, travelers will be able to deepen their understanding of other cultures and write about that new awareness in clear and vivid prose.
Category: Travel

Writing Motherhood

Author : Lisa Garrigues
ISBN : 9780743297387
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Part instruction, part inspiration, this resource shows women that just as mothering is rich in material for writing, writing is an invaluable tool for mothering.
Category: Family & Relationships

Service Learning And Literary Studies In English

Author : Laurie Grobman
ISBN : 9781603292030
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Service learning can help students develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment, often while addressing pressing community needs. One goal of literary studies is to understand the ethical dimensions of the world, and thus service learning, by broadening the environments students consider, is well suited to the literature classroom. Whether through a public literacy project that demonstrates the relevance of literary study or community-based research that brings literary theory to life, student collaboration with community partners brings social awareness to the study of literary texts and helps students and teachers engage literature in new ways. In their introduction, the volume editors trace the history of service learning in the United States, including the debate about literature's role, and outline the best practices of the pedagogy. The essays that follow cover American, English, and world literature; creative nonfiction and memoir; literature-based writing; and cross-disciplinary studies. Contributors describe a wide variety of service-learning projects, including a course on the Harlem Renaissance in which students lead a community writing workshop, an English capstone seminar in which seniors design programs for public libraries, and a creative nonfiction course in which first-year students work with elderly community members to craft life narratives. The volume closes with a list of resources for practitioners and researchers in the field.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Forum

Author : Féderation canadienne des municipalités
ISBN : WISC:89082497082
Genre : Genealogy
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Category: Genealogy

The Searcher

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ISBN : WISC:89082310574
Genre : Genealogy
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Category: Genealogy

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375011
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Can It Really Be Taught

Author : Kelly Ritter
ISBN : 0867095881
Genre : Education
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The process of creativity is shrouded in mystery and lore, but that doesn't mean that the teaching of creative writing has to remain in the dark. Can It Really Be Taught? shines a bright light on creative writing pedagogy, with a special focus on that hallmark of fiction and poetry classes everywhere - the workshop - in order to discover what works, what doesn't, and what is purely apocryphal. Can It Really Be Taught? offers a critical look at the pedagogical lore of creative writing that has been, up until now, accepted unquestioningly. Fifteen experienced teachers and researchers analyze long-accepted elements and theories of teaching creative writing, such as: workshop practices the canon of creative-writing craft books the criteria for grading (including the myth of the easy A) ways to use the mythologized presence of the writer in film. In examining these pedagogical practices and the thinking behind them, as well as the reasons for their popularity, Can It Really Be Taught? offers a range of best practices grounded in relevant theory and based on research, experience, and success. Teachers solely responsible for creative writing, along with faculty and graduate students from all of English, will find great value in the thought-provoking essays within Can It Really Be Taught? Let creativity have its mystery, but take the mystery out of teaching creative writing. Read Can It Really Be Taught? and join a new conversation on creative writing's fundamental importance to English studies.
Category: Education

You Must Be This Tall To Ride

Author : B. J. Hollars
ISBN : IND:30000124529623
Genre : Reference
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Compelling stories have the power to generate infinite wonder: It's nearly impossible to imagine how the author began, and yet we sense there's much more beyond the final word. It's this mystery–a combination of inspiration and craft, smoke and mirrors–that makes writing feel momentous. But it can also feel overwhelming, causing us to become small, scared, not quite ready for the "big" rides, such as finishing that story, that novel, and finding the courage to share it with the world. In You Must Be This Tall to Ride, you'll find 20 works of fiction and nonfiction by acclaimed contemporary authors, each offering fresh perspective on ''coming of age'' (a story to which we can all relate), as well as exclusive personal essays and practical exercises. In their own words, these writers grant you a guided tour of craft with unparalleled access to the process behind their creation, including how to: grow a story from the seed of an image or sentence allow experiments with language to lead you to plot turn even the most unlikely characters into heroes transform raw anecdotes from your own life into compelling fiction and essay Join 20 writers as we grow up and down, taking a rollercoaster ride in stories. You'll not only begin to understand what makes the wheels of a story turn, you'll also gain the tools and strategies to transform lost characters and runaway plots into the greatest show on earth. So go ahead, step right up. Listen for the calliope music, and take your place in line. Your ride has just begun. CONTRIBUTORS: Steve Almond Aimee Bender Kate Bernheimer Ryan Boudinot Judy Budnitz Dan Chaon Brock Clarke Michael Czyzniejewski Stuart Dybek Michael Martone Antonya Nelson Peter Orner Jack Pendarvis Benjamin Percy Andrew Porter Chad Simpson George Singleton Brady Udall Laura van den Berg Ryan Van Meter
Category: Reference

A View From The Loft

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00597853A
Genre : Creative writing
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Category: Creative writing

Summers With Juliet

Author : Bill Roorbach
ISBN : 0395573238
Genre : English teachers
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The author tells how he met, courted, and married his sweetheart, and chronicles the rediscovery of his childhood enchantment with nature
Category: English teachers