The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

Author: Tom Kealey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826418432
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Low Residency MFA Handbook

Author: Lori A. May
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144119844X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides aspiring Creative Writing graduate students with all the information they need on which low-residency program is best suited to them.

Handbook of Creative Writing

Author: Steven Earnshaw
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629416
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent

The Poets Writers Guide to MFA Programs

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Publisher: Poets & Writers Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essential handbook, revised and updated for 2010, provides everything you need to know about deciding where and how to apply to the best graduate creative writing programs for you. -The top programs in the United States. -How to decide where to apply. -Advice on preparing your application. -A look at PhD programs in writing. -Tips on becoming a teaching assistant. -How to get the most out of your MFA experience. A collection of articles edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, this handy resource includes straightforward advice from professionals in the literary field, additional resources to help you choose the best programs to apply to, and an application tracker to keep you organized throughout the process.

Creative Composition

Author: Danita Berg
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 178309365X
Format: PDF, ePub
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For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. 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?’ This book offers multiple strategies to merge the best practices of teaching writing, regardless of the genre.

Die Freundin meines Sohnes

Author: Lauren Grodstein
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101683
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Für Pete Dizinoff läuft alles prima. Er hat eine erfolgreiche Praxis, eine liebevolle Frau und ein hübsches Haus in einem gediegenen Vorort. Vor allem hat Pete einen Sohn, Alec, für den er nur das Beste will. Aber eines Tages und nach langer Abwesenheit taucht Laura wieder auf, die Tochter von Petes bestem Freund. Sie ist zehn Jahre älter als Alec, unwiderstehlich schön und steht in dem Verdacht, als Teenager ihr Baby bei der heimlichen Geburt getötet zu haben. Alec ist sofort von Laura hingerissen, Pete hingegen sieht seine Träume für den Sohn zerplatzen. In dem festen Glauben, nur in Alecs Sinne zu handeln, versucht er, die Beziehung seines Sohnes zu hintertreiben. Doch es sieht so aus, als ob er selber ein Auge auf Laura geworfen hätte. Und alles gerät außer Kontrolle ...

The African American Writer s Handbook

Author: Robert Fleming
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780307554161
Format: PDF
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With African Americans writing and buying books in record numbers, the time is ripe for a comprehensive publishing guide tailored expressly to the needs of this vibrant, creative community. The African American Writers Handbook meets this challenge perfectly. Written by veteran journalist and published author Robert Fleming, this book gives writers the heart, the determination, and above all the crucial information to publish successfully in this highly competitive field. Knowing the inner workings of the publishing industry provides any writer, novice or veteran, with a much needed advantage in the quest to get into print. Inside you'll find - A complete, step-by-step guide to every aspect of the publishing process, from the germination of a winning idea to the nuts and bolts of book production - Tips on submitting proposals, query letters, and preparing manuscripts for submission - Advice on negotiating contracts that extend careers - How to use on-line resources for research and profit - Interviews with top editors, agents, publishing executives, and bookstore owners - Updated information on copyrights, subsidiary rights, sales and marketing - The trials and triumphs of self-publishing - The art of promoting your work and yourself to a wider audience - An insider's look at the economic realities of the book business - And much more! Here, too, are scores of inspiring interviews and capsule biographies of leading African American writers both past and present. How did Richard Wright become America's first bestselling black writer? How did Zora Neale Hurston break through the artistic boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance long after her death? What was Toni Cade Bambara doing before she sold her first book? Why should Ann Petry, William Gardner Smith, Nella Larson, and William Melvin Kelley be revered wherever African American literature is read? Blending practical information and fascinating anecdotes with a mini literary history of African American writing, this upbeat, savvy, essential guide is a publishing primer with soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Arts Management Handbook New Directions for Students and Practitioners

Author: Meg Brindle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317458273
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether the art form is theater, dance, music, festival, or the visual arts and galleries, the arts manager is the liaison between the artists and their audience. Bringing together the insights of educators and practitioners, this groundbreaker links the fields of management and organizational management with the ongoing evolution in arts management education. It especially focuses on the new directions in arts management as education and practice merge. It uses cases studies as both a pedagogical tool and an integrating device. Separate sections cover Performing and Visual Arts Management, Arts Management Education and Careers, and Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation. The book also includes a chapter on grants and raising money in the arts.

Das Versprechen meiner Mutter

Author: Laura Moriarty
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404162970
Format: PDF
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Das Leben ist unberechenbar mit einer Mutter, die nie eines ihrer Versprechen hält ═ das musste Evelyn früh lernen. Doch an wen kann sich eine hochbegabte Zehnjährige aus der Provinz wenden, die ihren Vater nie kennengelernt hat und deren Mutter jeden Tag zu einer neuen Herausforderung werden lässt? Laura Moriarty erzählt uns in mitreißender Weise von einer ungewöhnlichen Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung ═ und sie zeigt uns, wie wichtig es ist, den eigenen Weg im Leben zu finden.

The Small Library Manager s Handbook

Author: Alice Graves
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442230142
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by experts who are small librarians themselves, will help all small librarians to do multiple jobs at the same time.