Creative Writing in the Community

Creative Writing in the Community is the first book to focus on the practical side of creative writing.

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1441111948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Creative Writing in the Community is the first book to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroom experiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing students for teaching in schools, homeless centers, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapter is packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guide for students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-based learning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art in society.

Community Writing

Community Writing addresses you as an active and responsible citizen by helping you to learn about writing within your own community experiences.

Author: Paul S. Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135648435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Community Writing: Researching Social Issues Through Composition employs a series of assignments that guide students to research and write about issues confronting their individual communities. Students start by identifying a community to which they belong and focusing on problems in it, and then analyze possible solutions, construct arguments for them, decide which are likely to succeed, and consider how to initiate action. This is a primary text for first-year composition courses, covering the basics of the writing process. The assignments are recursive. Short writing assignments in each chapter build up to longer papers. Each of the assignment questions is accompanied by a guide to thinking about and writing the assigned paper, followed by a short Focus On reading that provides a brief account of community activism, a media case study, or a notable success story. The longer papers are accompanied by in-class peer reading groups. Each successive peer reading attempts a higher level of conceptual critique. By working together throughout the semester, students create increasingly adept peer groups familiar with all stages of each other's research. The book is carefully structured, but there is plenty of "give" in it, allowing instructors to be flexible in adapting it to the needs of their students and courses. Community Writing: * is distinguished by pedagogy based on a collaborative, process-oriented, service learning approach that emphasizes media critique and field research on community issues chosen by individual students; * answers real student questions, such as: Where do I find articles on my topic? What if evidence contradicts my hypothesis? How do I know if a source is biased?; * is web-savvy--guides students into building their own Web sites, including a unique guide for critiquing the design and veracity of other people's websites; and * is media-savvy--topics include media monopolies, spin control, dumbing down, misleading statistics, the Freedom of Information Act, "crackpot" authors, political rhetoric, and fallacious argumentation.

Creative Writing in the Community

voices over the years; there are many ways to write well, and writing and listening well can ... Writers from the One Book, One Community sessions attend, ...

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441197726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.

Writing Program Administration and the Community College

Members of the community are in the best position to guide decisions about what assessments will best inform that community. (“Writing Assessment”) Not only ...

Author: Heather Ostman

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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From the history of the community college in the United States to current issues and concerns facing writing programs and their administrators and instructors, Writing Program Administration and the Community College offers a comprehensive look into writing programs at public two-year institutions.

Building a Writing Community

When your class is operating as a cooperative writing community, some young writers may form small groups (no more than four will keep the time spent in ...

Author: Marcia Sheehan Freeman

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895130

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Explains how to create the philosophical and physical environment needed to develop successful writing communities in which students learn, practice, and apply writing-craft skills.

Writing in Community

We want this book to be an invitation to join the writing community, to write in community. We want to challenge you, inspire you, show you how to start a ...

Author: Lucy Adkins

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781608080823

Category: Self-Help

Page: 197

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Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.

Writing in a Community of Practice

As a direct result of my inkshedding experiences I also use writing specifically for community building. I have come to believe that writing well in a ...

Author: Miriam E. Horne

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466941922

Category: Education

Page: 204

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The role of writing in building community is an important topic. This book moves us through that process by describing the journey into the fold of a particular writing community. While it may be helpful to describe community membership as a typical journey, it is nonetheless important to interrogate this journey of belonging through examining the specific nature of one such community. Given that both the nature of collaborative writing and community practices are situated, the journey itself is also situated practice. The writing community described in this text is Inkshed, an academic collaborative that has existed over twenty-five years at the publication of this text. What is Inkshed? It is the nickname of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (CASLL), an organization that has the purpose of exploring relationships among research, theory, and practice in language acquisition and language use, particularly in the Canadian context. Inkshed has a website, LISTSERV, publication group, and annual meetings. The membership is a mixture of mainly Canadian academics and professional writers from across the provinces and territories. Regional members organize a yearly conference. For these conferences, members are provided with a guiding theme that creates a common thread for member presentations. Following and often during presentations at each one of these conferences, a special type of sharing takes place: members write responses to each of the presentations; they literally shed ink on the presentations and then place these response writings on conference tables for others to read and engage in further writing, responses to the responses. Writings in response to the speakers are then gathered together by a team of conference organizers, edited and distributed so that all members, including the presenters, can read the written responses of their community throughout the duration of the conference. As the technology has become available, some responses have been posted online. This writing-in-community response was a forerunner of the current social networks, which became an inevitable consequence of writing collectives online such as Wikis, Twitter, online letters to the editor, fan fiction, or Facebook. Inkshedders have always described this conference as a working conference and described the collaborative nature of their responses in writing as a far deeper experience than merely listening to a speaker and/or asking questions at the end of a session. The audience is purposefully engaged. The investment of self is personal. In this text, Miriam Horne has addressed the nature of this deeper experience. She notes that it is a risk-taking venture and that the feeling of membership goes beyond paying fees to belong. Inkshedders must pay their dues in other ways toward full membership. Legitimate peripheral participation (LPP), as introduced by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, is only the beginning. Horne's book provides insight into knowledge about membership and invites us to think about our own and other communities of membership such as school classrooms, Web 2.0, churches, and clubs. We see that peripheral participation is an important and tenuous aspect of membership and that success in this outside margin is important to the nature of how one sees oneself later, on the inside of membership. Horne's interrogation of what it means to become an Inkshedder allows us to interrogate the meaning of membership through collaborative writing, and determine what it really means to become part of a community. The book describes a personal journey into academic writing in community and is a good read for anyone who aspires to that destination.

Word for Word Writing for Self Discovery Spiritual Renewal and Community Building

PART II: Why write at all? Why write in community? Why write with the minister? As Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers, we often ponder what we can do to ...

Author: Robin L., MDiv Zucker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557287321

Category:

Page: 82

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An exploration of the traditions and benefits of expressive and spiritual writing with a minister in a congregational setting. A complete five-week curriculum included.

Writing the Self Creating Community

... because of which I was almost completely prevented from writing anything, ... the “domain” of writing92 qualified as writers' communities of interest, ...

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer

Publisher: Women and Gender in German Stu

ISBN: 9781640140783

Category: History

Page: 328

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This volume examines the world of German women writers who emerged in the burgeoning literary marketplace of eighteenth-century Europe.

Writing History in the Community of St Cuthbert C 700 1130

The two prose Vitae of Cuthbert, each one officially commissioned by Bishop Eadfrith, demonstrate how seriously certain members of Cuthbert's community took ...

Author: Charles C. Rozier

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781903153949

Category: History

Page: 240

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An examination of the extraordinary texts produced by the community of St Cuthbert, showing how they were used to construct and define an identity.

Labor Writing Technologies and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy

An inquiry - focused approach to community work will first help us understand more fully the communities with which we are working , and second , an inquiry ...

Author: Pamela Takayoshi

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123287695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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The changing nature of the workforce and the increasing presence of technologies in composition studies promise to affect not only the ways we work, but the very shape of the discipline. This volume takes on the challenge of thinking about the intersections of work, technology, and composition studies in ways that are unprecedented. These areas interact in numerous and significant ways, yet the focus is often on the concepts in isolation from one another. Authors in this collection explore technology and labor issues across a range of institutional locations to focus on working as scholars, administrators (of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, assessment programs), teachers, workers held accountable to bureaucrats, and gendered and raced workers, and the future roles compositions will adopt in the university and how technology affects those identities. The chapters address the nature of composition labor in a technological society, the new geographies of composition, variety of identity and agency that are enabled and denied, academic labor outside the classroom and academy, and how virtuality impacts labor. They provide varied perspectives on what issues are [of] import and alert researchers and teachers that a serious consideration of labor and writing technologies are needed to expand notions of what composition studies can and must be. --Publisher's description.

Women s Life writing

These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience.

Author: Linda S. Coleman

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience. Calling on voices both familiar and little known, British and American, black and white, young and old, the essayists explore how women used life-writing as a means of both self-understanding and connection to a community of sympathetic others, real or imagined.

British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community

British Romanticism was once thought of as a cultural movement defined by a small group of male poets. This book grants women poets their proper place in the literary tradition of the time.

Author: Stephen C. Behrendt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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This study will be a key resource for scholars, teachers, and students in British literary studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.

A Community of Voices

If the writing makes meaning successfully , it must be pretty good writing ! WRITING IN THE UNIVERSITY Subsequent chapters of A Community of Voices ...

Author: Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division

ISBN: PSU:000018186406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 974

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Teaching Writing

on the community ) has a theoretical basis and theoretical implications . ... If you are teaching writing in college , the academic community will be one of ...

Author: Josephine Koster Tarvers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0673468658

Category: English language

Page: 336

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British Women s Life Writing 1760 1840

British Women's Life Writing, 1760-1840 brings together for the first time a wide range of print and manuscript sources to demonstrate women's innovative approach to self-representation.

Author: A. Culley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137274229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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British Women's Life Writing, 1760-1840 brings together for the first time a wide range of print and manuscript sources to demonstrate women's innovative approach to self-representation. It examines canonical writers, such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, and Helen Maria Williams, amongst others.

The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice

However displaced writing may seem in time and space from the rest of a writer ' s community of readers and other writers , writing continues to be an act ...

Author: Robert W. Barnett

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0205574173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice offers, in unparalleled breadth and depth, the major scholarship on writing centers. This up-to-date resource for students, instructors, and scholars anthologizes essays on all major areas of interest to writing center theorists and practitioners. Seven sections provide a comprehensive view of writing centers: history, progress, theorizing the writing center, defining the writing center's place, writing-across-the curriculum, the practice of tutoring, cultural issues, and technology.

Community College Journal

ECC integrated a primary focus on reading , writing or math courses . LCC offered an allied health certifi courses in the form of learning communities ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006032320

Category: Community colleges

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