As We Were Saying

This book is a selection of craft talks delivered during the conference over the last several years. Some essays focus on one or two authors, some focus on texts, while others cast their regard more broadly.

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807175774

Category: Literary Collections

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Every summer for the past thirty years, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference has gathered a community of writers for two weeks of workshops, readings, talks, and meetings focused on the craft and art of writing. This book is a selection of craft talks delivered during the conference over the last several years. Some essays focus on one or two authors, some focus on texts, while others cast their regard more broadly. All are written in response to questions generated by the process of writing, as masters of the craft candidly report challenges they confront and the means by which they work to resolve such issues. The eighteen essays encompass poetry, fiction, and playwriting, investigating questions of language, character, design, and meaning, with nuanced readings of particular authors and works alongside more wide-ranging reflections on craft. Designed for audiences of writers and readers across multiple levels and backgrounds, the essays collected in As We Were Saying offer original, insightful arguments about the craft of writing and the power of literature.

Sewanee Writers on Writing

The essays offer a banquet of topics that will whet the appetite of all authors, professional and amateur.

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807126523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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For two weeks every year, literary figures from throughout the country gather in rural Sewanee, Tennessee, to lead the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a series of workshops and colloquia aimed at cultivating the craft of writing. Gleaned from the first ten conferences, the “craft” lectures collected inDisclosing Craft offer a range of perspectives on writing as practiced by various playwrights, poets, and fiction writers whose gifts have made the Sewanee conference a mecca for developing talent. The essays offer a banquet of topics that will whet the appetite of all authors, professional and amateur. Russell Banks ponders the role of research in the constitutive power of the imagination, John Casey considers simultaneity in art, and Ellen Douglas describes how a writer confronts the changing shape of memory. Reviewing the many changes he has witnessed in his distinguished career as a playwright, Horton Foote offers his perspective on the collaborative spirit of the theater, and Ernest Gaines explains why his subject matter must always remain the people of Louisiana. Anthony Hecht responds to W. H. Auden, revealing the ways both poets pair talent with subject, and in a discussion of Robert Frost, John Hollander explores the delicate subtleties of Frost’s figurative thought. Diane Johnson offers a witty and frank answer to the question all writers face at one time or another: “Write what?” Donald Justice expounds on the virtues of obscurity in poetry, and Romulus Linney offers practical guidelines for using dramatic action to revise a play. In her examination of Nabokov's Bend Sinister, Alice McDermott demonstrates that fiction writers are bound by no rules other than “do whatever you can get away with.” Marsha Norman provides a witty list of the dos and don'ts of playwriting and Francine Prose stresses the importance of detail to a story’s credibility. Finally, volume editor Wyatt Prunty discusses the figure of vacancy in the stories of Flannery O’Connor and Peter Taylor.

The Run of the House

Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment.

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801846269

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

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Toronto in 1856 is industrializing with little time for scruple or sentiment. When Reform politician William Sheridan dies suddenly and his daughter Theresa vanishes, only one man persists in asking questions. A former suitor of Theresa's, bank cashier Isaac Harris has never managed to forget her, despite her marriage to another man. Thrust into the role of amateur detective, he must now struggle with the demands of his job and the shortcomings of the fledgling city police. He also faces the hostility of Theresa's powerful husband, a steamboat and railway magnate. Harris's search takes a grisly turn when, in a valley outside of town, he finds human remains decked in traces of Theresa's finery. If she is dead, who is responsible? And who cares to find out, apart from the man who wooed her too timidly and now would do anything to make up for it? Death in the Age of Steam whirls the reader through a richly realized Victorian landscape, from Niagara Falls to Montreal and north as far as the shores of Lake Superior. It's a world at once near and exotic, a world of noise and smoke and churning pistons, but a world still very familiar to denizens of the 21st century.

Unarmed and Dangerous

Together, the poems gathered in this volume afford a clear portrait of a major American poet whose distinctive voice and vision have earned him the admiration and respect of such contemporaries as Richard Wilbur, X. J. Kennedy, and Mark ...

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801862906

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Wyatt Prunty's poems have been described as "quiet, reflective, and of unexpected depth" (Howard Nemerov), "both artful and truthful" (Donald Justice), "a triumph of controlled and understated but powerful emotion" (Anthony Hecht), and "illuminated by a language both skewed and precise" (Walker Percy). As a poet, Prunty—who is also the founder and director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference—has been praised for "his powerful imagination in the specifics of ordinary details, suggesting persuasively that the near at hand is as unexplored and full of wonder as the far ends of the universe" ( Publishers Weekly) and called "one of the most gifted and technically accomplished American poets of the post-World War II generation" ( Southern Review). An elegant overview of his career until now, Unarmed and DANGEROUS: New and Selected Poems features selections from Wyatt Prunty's five previous books— The Times Between (1982); What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986); Balance as Belief (1989); Run of the House (1993); and Since the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), all published by the Johns Hopkins University Press—as well as new poems that demonstrate the poet's wide-ranging and sympathetic imagination. Prunty's new work includes moving evocations of childhood ("A Child's Christmas in Georgia, 1953"), richly detailed poems about ordinary people and situations ("The Downtown Bus"), and even a probing meditation on the fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" ("Annals of Jack"). Together, the poems gathered in this volume afford a clear portrait of a major American poet whose distinctive voice and vision have earned him the admiration and respect of such contemporaries as Richard Wilbur, X. J. Kennedy, and Mark Strand and marked him as "a writer who has mastered his craft, [a] poet [who] can look at the life most of us take for granted and show us what is most real, most precious in it" ( The Commercial Appeal).

American Writers

Author of eight collections of poetry and a critical biography , William Humphrey :
Destroyer of Myths . ... Author of Letters from Togo and critical essays on
American literature and travel writing . CAROL ... Editor of Sewanee Writers on
Writing xiii.

Author: Leonard Unger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0684136627

Category: American literature

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The four volume set consists of ninety-seven of the pamphlets originally published as the University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. Some have been revised and updated.

Balance As Belief

In Wyatt Prunty's new collection of poems, people either keep their balance or, doubting it, tip and fall.

Author: Wyatt Prunty

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 0801838940

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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In Wyatt Prunty's new collection of poems, people either keep their balance or, doubting it, tip and fall. A small girl struggles to ride her bike among older children already 'stable as little gyros.' Ice-skating with friends, a boy suddenly drops from sight, and drowns. The poet of Paterson stands at the edge of his Jersey waterfall and knows that 'good balance is belief.' Poising and counterpoising themselves in settings at once fixed and erosive, the people in these poems move through 'one long revisionary river that curls back against itself, as if the only way to move ahead was by deflecting back.'

The Georgia Review

SEBENCE Writers July 17–29 , 2001 Conference The University of the South
Sewanee , Tennessee Workshops in Poetry , Fiction , and Playwriting Georges
Borchardt William Logan Anne Borchardt Alison Lurie George Core David Lynn
Tony ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00790883M

Category: American literature

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The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

At the Sewanee Writers' Conference in Tennessee, for instance, associate
director Adam Latham not only sits in on readings and craft talks during the ... As
we have illustrated throughout this book, there is no single path through the
writing life.

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

2002 Guide to Literary Agents

Fiction , nonfiction , screenwriting . ... Costs : $ 225 in 2001 ( includes all classes
and seminars , writing contest entries and awards luncheons ) . ... SEWANEE
WRITERS ' CONFERENCE , 310 St . Luke ' s Hall , Sewanee TN 37383 - 1000 .

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970750

Category: Authorship

Page: 370

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An indispensable guide for every stage of a writer's career. A writer's search for representation, from finding an agent to signing a contract, begins here.

The Writer s Handbook 2005

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871162121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This valuable writer's handbook includes more than three thousand of the best markets for manuscripts, as well as essays by fifty of the world's finest writers, including Anne Tyler, Dean Koontz, Sara Paretsky, J. A. Jance, and other notables, and handy checklists, sidebars, submission tips, and more. Original.

Poets Writers

Sewanee Writers ' Conference Treisman ( New Yorker ) , Robert Wilson ¡ tion (
sent directly to the foundation by The 18th ... Cheri Peters , and the Old City Hall
in Key West , tion , poets Daniel Anderson , Andrew Creative Writing Programs ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131558517

Category: Authors, American

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Poetry

RALPH ANGEL is the Edith R . White Professor of English and Creative Writing at
the University of Redlands in ... He is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn . ... He
edited Sewanee Writers on Writing , a collection of essays just 174 POETRY.

Author: Harriet Monroe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068971574

Category: American poetry

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The Formalist

His critical study “ Fallen from the Symboled World ” : Precedents for the New
Formalism ( Oxford ) was published in 1990 , and more recently , he edited
Sewanee Writers on Writing ( L . S . U . , 2000 ) . He is also the Director of the
Sewanee ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067458128

Category: American poetry

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What We Won t Do

Compassionate and humorous, these stories portray the Homer Simpsons and Archie Bunkers of the world,Knut Hamsun style.

Author: Brock Clarke

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1889330671

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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The 2000 Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction judged by Mark Richard.

American Theatre

In addition , the program features individual playscript conferences ; readings
and craft lectures in playwriting , fiction , and ... For information write or call : Cheri
Peters , Creative Writing Programs Manager Sewanee Writers ' Conference 123T
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ISBN: UOM:49015003303345

Category: Periodicals

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Publish Your Own Novel

Write Mary or Barnaby Conrad , Box 304 , Carpinteria , CA 93014 Aspen Writers
Conference . Late June . ... Contact Conference Administrator , Sewanee Writers '
Conference , 310R St . Luke ' s Hall , 735 University Ave . Sewanee , TN 37383 ...

Author: Connie Shelton

Publisher: Intrigue Press

ISBN: 0964316161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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Writers, why wait months or years for a big publisher to get your book into print? With increasing access to desktop publishing software and print-on-demand technology, the small press movement is exploding like never -before. In "Publish Your Own Novel," you will learn how to define your novel's genre, find resources to help you achieve top-quality results, determine how many copes to print, promote and publicize your book, and get into bookstores. In addition, you will read about the latest technological changes in publishing, such as e-books and print-on-demand. Connie Shelton is a bookstore owner, the author of the Charlie Parker Mystery Series and the founder of Intrigue Press. She is a frequent speaker at -mystery conventions, and writing and publishing conferences. She and her husband live in northern New Mexico.

2005 Poet s Market

Offers numerous workshops in fiction, nonfiction, general interest, children's
books, screenwriting, magazine writing, and poetry. ... SEWANEE WRITERS'
CONFERENCE 310 St. Luke's Hall, 735 University Ave., SewaneeTN 37383-
1000.

Author: Nancy Breen

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 564

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Provides poets with information on more than one thousand commercial and literary markets for their work, details of payments and submission guidelines, interviews with poets, publishers, and editors

Poet s Market 2020

The San Diego State Writers' Conference bids you farewell, and wishes you
every success in your writing endeavors. Use your ... The University of the South
will host the 30th session of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Thanks to the ...

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593191057

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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The Most Trusted Guide to Publishing Poetry! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than Poet's Market 2020, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book and chapbook publishers, print and online poetry publications, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information. In addition to the completely updated listings, the 33nd edition of Poet's Market offers articles devoted to the craft and business of poetry, including the art of finishing a poem, ways to promote your new book, habits of highly productive poets, and more.

Writing Your Name on the Glass

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. WRITING YOUR NAME ON THE GLASS reckons with the duration of memory and the peculiarities of the present, tackling what it means to be both beloved and also subject to love's grasp.

Author: Jim Whiteside

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949344088

Category: Poetry

Page: 37

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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. WRITING YOUR NAME ON THE GLASS reckons with the duration of memory and the peculiarities of the present, tackling what it means to be both beloved and also subject to love's grasp. Joining the poetics of the queer south, Jim Whiteside furthers the conversation about identity, place, and desire in contemporary queer relationships. These elegant and precise poems document the process of reassembling broken pieces and finding one's voice again.

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 96

Baldacci , “ Writing & Publishing a First Novel ” ; Claudine Wirths and Mary
Bowman - Kruhm , “ Online for Research and Networking " ; and Rebecca Greer
... The Sewanee Writers ' Conference uses the facilities of the University of the
South .

Author: Robin Gee

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797136

Category: Authorship

Page: 631

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Fiction writers turn to this resource each year for infomation on fiction markets, contests, conferences, writers' colonies, and other opportunities. Helpful articles and interviews with professional writers add to the guide's appeal.