Collaborative Spirit Writing and Performance in Everyday Black Lives

Being able to practice collective spirit-writing, and now collaborative spiritwriting on the vibe, has helped me live fully in the world, including being as happy and optimistic as possible, because instead of holding in my emotions ...

Author: Bryant Keith Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000478709

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Collaborative Spirit-Writing and Performance in Everyday Black Lives is about the interconnectedness between collaboration, spirit, and writing. It is also about a dialogic engagement that draws upon shared lived experiences, hopes, and fears of two Black persons: male/female, straight/gay. This book is structured around a series of textual performances, poems, plays, dialogues, calls and responses, and mediations that serve as claim, ground, warrant, qualifier, rebuttal, and backing in an argument about collaborative spirit-writing for social justice. Each entry provides evidence of encounters of possibility, collated between the authors, for ourselves, for readers, and society from a standpoint of individual and collective struggle. The entries in this Black performance diary are at times independent and interdependent, interspliced and interrogative, interanimating and interstitial. They build arguments about collaboration but always emanate from a place of discontent in a caste system, designed through slavery and maintained until today, that positions Black people in relation to white superiority, terror, and perpetual struggle. With particular emphasis on the confluence of Race, Racism, Antiracism, Black Lives Matter, the Trump administration, and the Coronavirus pandemic, this book will appeal to students and scholars in Race studies, performance studies, and those who practice qualitative methods as a new way of seeking Black social justice.

Flesh and Spirit

Unlike many previous studies of seventeenth-century women’s writing, this anthology considers both their religious and medical contexts, demonstrating the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to studying these works.

Author: Rachel Adcock

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526111005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and under-studied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and physical health in the period. Providing a detailed and engaging introduction to the issues confronted when studying women’s writing from this era, the anthology also examines female interpretations of illness, exploring beliefs that toothache and miscarriage could be God’s punishments, but also, paradoxically, that such terrible suffering could be understood as proof that a believer was eternally beloved. The extracts in the anthology explore how illness was an important part of women’s religious conversion, often confirming religious belief, but also how women could advise others about their physical and spiritual health in manuscript and print. The anthology includes a thorough introduction to the period’s medical and religious beliefs, as well as an introduction to contemporary ideas about women’s physical and spiritual make up. Each of the ten extracts also has its own preface, highlighting relevant contexts and further reading, and is fully annotated.

Writing and the Spirit

Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration.

Author: Ken Kuhlken

Publisher: Hickey & McGee

ISBN: 9781465977908

Category: Art

Page: 150

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Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration. Learn to: Be Ridiculous, Loathe B.S., Love Like Whitman, Get Free, Pursue Beauty, Become Who You Are, and Behold the Secret of Art. “The themes of Ken Kuhlken’s vignettes kept drawing me in: being humble in writing, being generous with giving yourself away, getting quiet in order to write, and how to create a masterpiece that will change someone’s life.” Philip Yancey, award-winning author of over 20 books, including Where Is God When It Hurts? and What’s So Amazing about Grace? “Writing and the Spirit is a handbook of writerly wisdom that anyone who hopes to change the world must read. Ken Kuhlken speaks with all the ease of a friend on your couch. An ingenius, multiple-PhD-holding, wise-man sort of friend, in case you have one of those. The pages are rich with observations from the world about us, writers in history and his own experience (failures and triumphs). He examines the (inner and outer) confrontations all writers must engage with in order to produce meaningful work. Among them are the nature of inspiration, imagination, and how not to be a hack. He also covers the downright nitty-gritty of the thing – the practical conditions that we all strive for and against in order to produce our art."Anastasia Campos, writer and photographer.

Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages

... craft and technology of thinking and writing in the construction of its communities.30 Hoccleve writes of himself and his Privy Seal colleagues, his 'class of scribal labourers' in the communal spirit of monastic scriptoria.31 ...

Author: Isabel Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521866378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Medieval discourses of masculinity and male sexuality were closely linked to the idea and representation of work as a male responsibility. Isabel Davis identifies a discourse of masculine selfhood which is preoccupied with the ethics of labour and domestic living. She analyses how five major London writers of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries constructed the male self: William Langland, Thomas Usk, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Hoccleve. These literary texts, while they have often been considered for what they say about the feminine role and identity, have rarely been thought of as evidence for masculinity; this study seeks to redress that imbalance. Looking again at the texts themselves, and their cultural contexts, Davis presents a genuinely fresh perspective on ideas about gender, labour and domestic life in medieval Britain.

Writing on the Landscape

Spirit lies in the secret crevice of creativity, intuition, or trickery. Our writing—including the content, the process, the execution of purpose, and the miracle of completion— is absolutely dependent upon faith.

Author: Jennifer J. Wilhoit Ph.D.

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489714091

Category: Reference

Page: 136

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Writing on the Landscape touches my mind, heart, body, and spirit. The author and I are kindred souls. My own thinking, writing, and nature-fueled philosophy of life resonate with Dr. Wilhoits entertaining and inspirational guide to writing and nature. Dr. Wilhoit narrates a journey, demonstrating how vital balance is in our pursuit of writing, as well as in our pursuit of life. And she evidences convincingly that we can achieve wholeness through conscious, reflective, and introspective immersion in nature. Dr. Wilhoit observes simply that the principal point of this book is the pairing of nature and writing toward being complete. Writing on the Landscape explores the sense of wholeness we feel when we engage a few simple, easy to exercise practices deep and guided, step-by-step interactions with nature and its elements: land-, sea-, and sky-scapes. The voices of the earth speak deeply and clearly to a writer. Dr. Wilhoit brings joy to writing through her own revelations: I am in love with writing; writing seduces me. I am in the landscape of my soul. I write from the very core of who I am. That is what the natural world does for me and for my writing no matter where I am. Join Dr. Wilhoit and begin your own journey through the terrain of writing and nature. Stephen B. Jones, PhD Author of Nature Based Leadership and Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading; Co-Founder of Antioch University New Englands Nature Based Leadership Institute; Founder of Great Blue Heron, LLC Writing on the Landscape is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked writers to become unstuck.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Rather, I am concerned with literature that understands that one may address, be led by, and confront the Spirit through the unique position that makes literature what it is. This is not a scholarly treatise, nor a literary history of ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Writing God s Book of Life

For five years of its writing, I sought to find the Will of God, define it, and implement it in my new Christian Life. In conceding to the Holy Spirit as my guide to life, the Lord became a Voice, speaking first to me, and then through ...

Author: R. Crafton Gibbs

Publisher: R. Crafton Gibbs


Category: Religion

Page: 205

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"Logos 5 is the sixth of my ten-volume, Logos 1-7 work, each volume of which is able to stand alone as God’s Book of Life. It took me over 3,000 pages in ten volumes to say How and What is Important to Believe. It seeks to explain by experience who Jesus is, who God is, who the Holy Spirit is, what the Bible is, why it is crucial to life that we believe in them, what “belief” is, what “to be saved” is, just how Salvation is effected, what the “take-away” benefits are, and how to find meaning and purpose in life. “Each of these ten volumes is able to stand alone as God’s Book of Life, portraying Life with the Holy Spirit by belief in the Christ of Jesus as Savior to eternal life with God. The ten volumes relate my Story of Writing God's Book of Life, using nonfiction essays and poetry with daily help of divine intervention in producing the seven-Logos Work of ten volumes, and the four supporting volumes, all seek to fully understand and explain this work inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Christ of Jesus. “The action of God fulfilled for him in seven years all of Rodger Crafton's dreams of becoming a writer of poetry and prose, an armchair philosopher, and an artist working in his new, upstairs garage atelier.”---R. Crafton Gibbs


Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 82 sheets (164 pages for writing). Spirit Level. 156890402369

Author: Spiritasj Notebook


ISBN: 1694883779


Page: 164

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Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 82 sheets (164 pages for writing). Spirit Level. 156890402369

Spiritual Writing

We follow our desire to write books because books are the vehicle through which we give of our spirit to others. This exchange of spirit elevates all souls. Even if we never write an opus or never do anything that we feel other people ...

Author: Deborah Levine Herman


ISBN: 9781442954595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition

I smiled as I realized how lucky his students were to receive wisdom about writing and the movie business . But in the way he conducted himself , Lew was also passing on to them the true spirit of carnival I have written about in this ...

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Writing Anchors

We publish student writing in books and let students borrow them for home reading. These and many other rituals and routines contribute to the establishment of a classroom where a “can do” spirit is evident. Many students come to school ...

Author: Jan Wells

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381800

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This comprehensive handbook shows teachers how to build a foundation for writing with effective lessons that are the key to powerful writing workshops. Writing Anchors demonstrates how to create a supportive classroom, model writing experiences, and create enthusiasm for writing among students. The practical lessons explore the major elements of writing, with explicit strategies for teaching the major forms of writing: Informational writing—detailed descriptions of ways to take and organize notes, use text features, and create reports that have voice; Poetry and personal writing— language choice, imagery, using the senses, and finding the personal pulse of the writer; Narrative—extends writing skills with lessons on story sequence, problem solving, and character development. The lessons form "metacognitive anchors" that build an understanding of the elements of powerful writing. Each lesson comes with an anchor cue card that prompts students to apply their growing understandings independently in writing workshops and in assessing their own writing. In addition, the book provides more than thirty effective tools that are ready to copy and use in the classroom—writing checklists, rubrics for assessment, graphic organizers, note-taking grids, semantic maps, story maps, tips for proofing, and student examples collected from grade 2–7 classrooms.

Medical Writing

What you are writing is, after all, your own opinion. It is okay to say what you think. ... 1904, discussing why scientists are poor writers, aroused my spirit of refutation, because I think your point is not well taken .

Author: Robert B. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441982345

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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The first edition of this book (titled “The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing”) has become a standard in its field and remains an indispensible reference for any clinician, academic physician, or health professional who wishes to hone their writing skills. However, since its publication in 2004, significant changes have taken place in the way medical professionals communicate with each other and the world. Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians and Academicians, 2e retains all of the fundamental writing advice of the first edition and has been expanded to include two brand new chapters: How to Write a Research Protocol (including why a research project needs a written protocol, elements of the research protocol and common problems) How to Write a Grant Proposal (including sections on government and private grant funding sources, what you need to know about grant writing, and elements of a successful grant proposal) New information is also included throughout the book on becoming a successful writer, medical tables and figures, conflict of interest and disclosures, how to review a scientific article, statistical analysis, “pay-to-publish” journal publishing, electronic submission of manuscripts, issues in medical publishing and the future of medical writing and publication. New appendices address commonly encountered research and statistical terms and memorable aphorisms regarding writing, medical and otherwise.

Writing at Russia s Borders

be considered comparable to the very best that European writers (the only ones who mattered to Russians at the time) had to ... others see the national spirit in the vocabulary [which the authors use], i.e. are pleased that writing in ...

Author: Katya Hokanson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442691810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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It is often assumed that cultural identity is determined in a country?s metropolitan centres. Given Russia?s long tenure as a geographically and socially diverse empire, however, there is a certain distillation of peripheral experiences and ideas that contributes just as much to theories of national culture as do urban-centred perspectives. Writing at Russia?s Border argues that Russian literature needs to be reexamined in light of the fact that many of its most important nineteenth-century texts are peripheral, not in significance but in provenance. Katya Hokanson makes the case that the fluid and ever-changing cultural and linguistic boundaries of Russia?s border regions profoundly influenced the nation?s literature, posing challenges to stereotypical or territorially based conceptions of Russia?s imperial, military, and cultural identity. A highly canonical text such as Pushkin?s Eugene Onegin (1831), which is set in European Russia, is no less dependent on the perspectives of those living at the edges of the Russian Empire than is Tolstoy?s The Cossacks (1863), which is explicitly set on Russia?s border and has become central to the Russian canon. Hokanson cites the influence of these and other ?peripheral? texts as proof that Russia?s national identity was dependent upon the experiences of people living in the border areas of an expanding empire. Produced at a cultural moment of contrast and exchange, the literature of the periphery represented a negotiation of different views of Russian identity, an ingredient that was ultimately essential even to literature produced in the major cities. Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature.

The Legal Writing Handbook

EXAMPLE 1 Subtle Alliteration Moment of silence statutes are libertarian in the precise spirit of the Bill of Rights: they accommodate those who believe that prayer should be an integral part of life's activities (including school), ...

Author: Laurel Currie Oates

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454845591

Category: Law

Page: 948

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The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, continues in the tradition that has made it a resounding success and a leading text for almost two decades, offering a complete teaching package with everything a student needs for the legal writing course. Features: Updated with the goal of making students practice ready. New chapter on writing e-memos, that is, shorter, less formal memos that might be embedded in an email. Exercises added to the research chapters Expanded chapter on letters that discusses both opinion letters and demand letters.

Ways of Writing

spirit and power of the God of Heaven and earth.” Lilburne pressed on, his claims ever more emphatic. He had “desired [God] that he would direct and enable me to speake that which might be for his glory and the good of his people, ...

Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812202120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Writers abounded in seventeenth-century New England. From the moment of colonization and constantly thereafter, hundreds of people set pen to paper in the course of their lives, some to write letters that others recopied, some to compose sermons as part of their life work as ministers, dozens to attempt verse, and many more to narrate a remarkable experience, provide written testimony to a civil court, participate in a controversy, or keep some sort of records—and of these everyday forms of writing there was no limit. Every colonial writer knew of two different modes of publication, each with its distinctive benefits and limitations. One was to entrust a manuscript to a printer who would set type and impose it on sheets of paper that were bound up into a book. The other was to make handwritten copies or have others make copies, possibly unauthorized. Among the colonists, the terms "publishing" and "book" referred to both of these technologies. Ways of Writing is about the making of texts in the seventeenth century, whether they were fashioned into printed books or circulated in handwritten form. The latter mode of publishing was remarkably common, yet it is much less understood or acknowledged than transmission in print. Indeed, certain writers, including famous ones such as John Winthrop and William Bradford, employed scribal publication almost exclusively; the Antimonian controversy of 1636-38 was carried out by this means until manuscripts relating to the struggle began to be printed in England. Examining printed texts as well as those that were handwritten, David D. Hall explores the practices associated with anonymity, dedications, prefaces, errata, and the like. He also surveys the meaning of authority and authenticity, demonstrating how so many texts were prepared by intermediaries, not by authors, thus contributing to the history of "social" or collaborative authorship. Finally, he considers the political contexts that affected the transmission and publication of many texts, revealing that a space for dissent and criticism was already present in the colonies by the 1640s, a space exploited mainly by scribally published texts.

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

One day while serving his prison term on the island of Patmos , the apostle John was called to write . He was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day when he heard a voice like a trumpet say , " Write in a book what you see , and send it to the ...

Author: Leonard Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805432647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.

Towards Knowledge in Writing

Major elementsin the universe of reading and writing. Readers' and Writers' Sentiments Feelings Emotions Spirit or disposition to participate in the universe Readers' and Writers' Knowledge and Skills Metaknowledge Knowledgeof the ...

Author: Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461227960

Category: Education

Page: 150

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This book reviews the shifting conceptions of writing and revision, noting the ways in which views of knowledge and knowing shape teaching and research. Fitzgerald, as a reading and writing researcher, recognizes that how we revise is shaped by how we read and respond to our unfolding texts. She argues that how we write and read is ultimately shaped by how we know-that is, how we seek to make sense of the world. How and why do we revise when we write? How do we differ in the extent or level of revisions due to differences in our purpose, mode of writing, perceptions of audience, or phase of development of our writing? What motivates us to revise-a need to clarify our expression, to rethink or alter our ideas, to influence our reader in certain ways, or to fulfill our own purposes? These questions have always intrigued composition theo rists and researchers; however, it is only in the past 15 years that researchers have seriously and systematically sought answers to these questions.