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You know when you hear something that particularly helps your writing, mainly because it comes at a time that you need to hear it? 2,007 more words
Brevity (with David Shields)
Lecture. Exegesis. In-class writing/critique.
A sustained argument for the excitement and urgency of literary brevity in a hyper-digital, post-religious age; a rally for compression, concision, and velocity; and a meditation on the brevity of human existence. 1,394 more words
The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will take place July 22-30, 2015 in France. The retreat offers participating writers of all genres and levels to work alongside award-winning authors and editors. 1,074 more words
Is literary collage the future of creative writing and reading in our YouTube-attention-span world? Yes, according to David Shields in Reality Hunger.
In a class at Richard Hugo House last weekend, Shields explained how the most successful collage works (essay, memoir, short story, novel) are… 173 more words
With John D’Agata’s The Lifespan of a Fact, we explore the realm of the lyric essay. We have been working our way toward this very current and somewhat controversial turn in nonfiction writing: where the creativity of “creative nonfiction” emerges into the essay, formerly and formally thought of as dry, dead. 622 more words
Nat Bradford may not think of himself as a renaissance man or as a man for all seasons, but I think he is both.
Bradford is combining his heritage, classical learning and business innovation with a deep respect for science, the earth and its inhabitants. 351 more words