The Best Creative Nonfiction

Last fall, Creative Nonfiction and Norton held a “Program-off,” a national
competition that challenged creative nonfiction MFA programs to submit the best
work from their best students. The prize was publication in this collection and the
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Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393078469

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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“Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” —Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the “godfather behind creative nonfiction,” and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these stories—ranging from immersion journalism to intensely personal essays—illustrate the genre’s power and potential. Edwidge Danticat recalls her Uncle Moise’s love of a certain four-letter word and finds in his abandonment of the word near the end of his life the true meaning of exile. In “Literary Murder,” Julianna Baggott traces her roots as a novelist to her family’s “strange, desperate (sometimes conniving and glorious) past” and writes about her decision, in The Madam, to kill off a character based on her grandfather. And Sean Rowe explains why, if you must get arrested, Selma, Alabama, is the place to do it. This exciting and expansive array of works and voices is sure to impress and delight.

Creative Nonfiction

When my daughter was born , my Italian aunt had said to me , “ Oh , how lucky ,
she'll have the best of two worlds . ... In the first week of a new semester , the
students in my Ethnic Literature class at Boston University name their ethnic
identities ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P010131026

Category: American prose literature

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Creative Composition

This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers.

Author: Danita Berg

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093632

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not 'Can writing be taught?' but 'How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?'

Clear and Lively Writing

Creative Ideas and Activities, Grades 6-10 Beth Means ... Don ' t save creative
writing for the best students . Creative writing is writing ; the worst students need
to discover that passion before they will improve . Keep moving on , so that ...

Author: Beth Means

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X001533325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

From a prospective student's point of view , or anyone's point of view for that
matter , this is one of the top programs in the country . Easily in the top five . Iowa
State University - A one - to two - year M.A. in English , specialization in creative ...

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418430

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

Reading Student Writing

Lad Tobin gets to the heart of teaching writing through a blend of humor, memoir, reflection, classroom examples, and student writing.

Author: Lad Tobin

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106017855443

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Lad Tobin gets to the heart of teaching writing through a blend of humor, memoir, reflection, classroom examples, and student writing.

Resources in Education

Creative Writing, Higher Education, *Nonfiction, Poetry, *Student Journals,
Writing Improvement, *Writing Instruction, “Writing Processes, Writing Skills ... The
best student writers gravitate to imaginative ways of saying what needs to be said
.

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ISBN: OSU:32435061548137

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The Fourth Genre

Although some critics like William Zinsser find the term creative nonfiction
annoying , most of the best and most popular ... But lately I have been asking my
students to name the last good nonfiction book they read or to present the
authors who ...

Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000060835482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 2/e is a comprehensive and indispensable introduction and guide to the way creative nonfiction is written today. The selections represent a wide range of contemporary creative nonfiction, including examples in essay, memoir, literary journalism, and cultural criticism. These readings establish a thorough grounding in the nature of the genre and provide excellent models for writing. The articles about nonfiction forms, issues, and writing strategies in Part II, mostly written by authors whose work appears in Part I, give readers an inside view of the writers' creative processes. Part III consists of essays and memoirs paired with articles by their authors discussing the essays' creation and the writers' methods and strategies. Introductions to each part provide an overview of that section, preparing readers for the selections to come. Two alternative tables of contents organize the readings by subgenres and approaches, connecting the three distinctive sections of the book. For anyone interested in writing creative non-fiction.

Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught

Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (10th anniversary edition)
Stephanie Vanderslice, Rebecca Manery ... To be creative, one purportedly “
breaks the rules. ... are some of the best students I've ever had, not a slacker
among them.

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today. Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes: · Guides to and case studies of workshop practice · Discussions on grading and the myth of “the easy A” · Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing · A new chapter on creative writing research · A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing · New chapters on identity and activism

Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty First Century

This book offers twelve different approaches to the teaching of creative writing to supplement or replace traditional workshop pedagogy.

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiqui�tous in writing programs across the na�tion. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Cen�tury, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather together contributing experts from both creative writing and composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established peda�gogies-- to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing work�shop. Contributors in this volume pres�ent fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogi�cal ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either to supple�ment the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike.

Service Learning and Literary Studies in English

The volume closes with a list of resources for practitioners and researchers in the field.

Author: Laurie Grobman

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292030

Category: 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.

The Screenwriter s Handbook 2010

Students may specialize in screenwriting , digital filmmaking or film studies
strands . Creative Writing degree also offers screenwriting options . The best
student scripts are produced by filmmaking students . Applications should be
made ...

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: PSU:000064178462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Containing thousands of entries covering every aspect of screenwriting, with provocative articles and advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets and the way the television and film industries are going.

English Journal

Swearingen ( EJ 015 929 ) also reports great success in having her high school
students ' writing accepted for publication by professional periodicals . In fact ,
during one school year every student in her creative writing class had one or
more ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015069091794

Category: Electronic journals

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Creative Writing in America

If so , it is understandable since the heady proliferation of mediocre literary
journals , begun by a number of universities as substantiation of writing programs
' value and visibility , helped devalue even the best journals . Student publication
as ...

Author: Joseph Michael Moxley

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032492626

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 272

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Intended for high school and college teachers who are interested in how creative writing can be taught effectively, this book features the ideas of poets, novelists, editors, and playwrights on the fundamental aspects of their craft. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Notes from a Cell: Creative Writing Programs in Isolation" (Eve Shelnutt); (2) "Tearing Down the Walls: Engaging the Imagination" (Joseph M. Moxley); (3) "The Future of Creative Writing Programs" (George Garrett); (4) "Articles of Faith" (David Jauss); (5) "Assignment" (Ron Carlson); (6) "Guidelines and Exercises for Teaching Creative Writing" (John D. MacDonald); (7) "How a Writer Reads" (Stephen Minot); (8) "Writing for All Ages" (Elizabeth Winthrop); (9) "Unlearning to Write" (Donald M. Murray); (10)"Getting Started: Planning and Plotting the Novel" (Marion Zimmer Bradley); (11) "The Dynamics of Character" (Sheila Schwartz); (12) "Teaching Point of View" (Wayne Ude); (13) "Transforming Experience into Fiction: An Alternative to the Workshop" (Eve Shelnutt); (14) "One Writer's Apprenticeship" (Robert H. Abel); (15) "Teaching Dialogue" (William Holinger); (16) "Playing within Plays" (David Kranes); (17) "Teaching Poetry Writing Workshops for Undergraduates" (David St. John); (18) "Wearing the Shoe on the Other Foot" (Mimi Schwartz); (19) "'Midwifing the Craft'--Teaching Revision and Editing" (Alan Ziegler); (20) "The Book in the World" (Valerie Miner); (21) "Literary Magazines and the Writing Workshop" (DeWitt Henry); (22) "Creative Writers' Report: Mastering the Craft" (Ib J. Melchior and others); and (23) "A Writing Program Certain to Succeed" (Joseph M. Moxley). An appendix surveys Master of Fine Arts programs in American universities. (MS)

Writing on the Edge

Unlike students ( who don't know any better ) or writing professionals ( who do ) ,
creative writers know , but ... they won't ... In the Iliad , he begins by invoking the
Muse , asking the Goddess for her help in trying to find the best place to begin ...

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ISBN: WISC:89101620086

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Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

... of pleasing their parents , of studying trig and volunteering at the hospital and
making a run for the student government ... only to spill out of the car and take no
small relief in the sound of twenty - five of New Jersey ' s best student violinists ...

Author: B. Minh Nguyen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015059274673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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This anthology brings together 50 diverse works of contemporary creative nonfiction, from memoirs to personal essays to literary journalism, along with 15 craft essays.

Teaching Middle School Writers

"My whole goal with this book was to come at teaching writing from the angle that matters most: students' perspective. They taught me what I needed to know to make this book live up to their passion for writing.

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: PSU:000061774001

Category: Education

Page: 333

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"My whole goal with this book was to come at teaching writing from the angle that matters most: students' perspective. They taught me what I needed to know to make this book live up to their passion for writing." -Laura Robb Adolescents have robust and rewarding writing lives outside of school that involve journals, emails, text messages, blogs, and an astounding array of genres. Unlike their personal reading lives that teachers frequently tap into, their personal writings typically exist under the curricular radar-that is until now. While grounded in the common schedule constraints and curriculum demands of middle school, Laura Robb's Teaching Middle School Writers offers teachers lessons and routines that are uncommonly attuned to adolescents' developmental and social needs. As she taps into the energy and enthusiasm of adolescents' personal writing lives, Laura presents: - writing plans that support first drafts- strategies for crafting leads that grab and endings that satisfy - grammar lessons that address writing conventions - editing lessons that have students revise their writing before the teacher reads it - guidelines for grading and responding to student work. Straight-from-the-classroom writing samples and videos give teachers the opportunity to see how Laura uses compelling questions and powerful mentor texts to teach writing, support struggling writers, and weave twenty-first century literacies into the writing curriculum. Throughout, teachers learn ways of connecting to students' lives in order to bring out their best writing, their best self. Watch a video overview. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save when you order 15 copies of Teaching Middle School Writers. A $427.50 value for $363.38. Save $64.12 Tap into adolescents' personal writing and reading lives and save with the Teaching Middle School Writers and Readers Bundle. SAVE $7.50

AWP Catalogue of Writing Programs

Author: Associated Writing Programs

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ISBN: UVA:X000395997

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 121

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New and revised information on workshop and degree programs in creative writing offered at 251 United States and five Canadian colleges is contained in this catalogue. Entries on each institution provide the following: (1) information about the degree offered and about the required course of study, including thesis requirements, number of hours needed in workshop courses, independent study, and literature courses; and (2) a narrative description of the general program, including information about admission requirements, faculty members and their publications, and names and addresses of people to write for more information about the program. (MKM)

1997 Writer s Market

Best short story / poetry accepted and published by the Virginia Quarterly Review
during a calendar year . ... WRITING AWARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL , COLLEGE
AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS , ( formerly Canadian Author Student Creative
Writing Awards ) , Canadian Authors Association , Box ... To encourage creative
writing of unpublished fiction , nonfiction and poetry at the secondary school level
.

Author: Kirsten Campbell Holm

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879742X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

Saturday Review

ADVENTURE IN CREATIVITY is a summer residential program for gifted students
( aged 14 to 19 ) who are interested in art , music , theatre ... POETS ,
NOVELISTS , PLAYWRIGHTS- An expanded program of workshops in creative
writing is offered by eminently qualified teachers ... Enrollment limited to
applicants with acceptable manuscripts ; scholarships and fellowships available
for the best of these .

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ISBN: MINN:31951001915496S

Category: American literature

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