ERIC Number: ED070086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Craft So Hard to Learn: Conversations with Poets and Novelists about the Teaching of Writing.
Graham, John, Ed.; Garrett, George, Ed.
This collection of interviews on the subjects of teaching and learning writing comes from eleven writers who were also college teachers of writing. The writers were on a staff of poets and novelists at the Hollins Conference in Creative Writing and Cinema, which took place in June 1970. John Graham, a member of the conference staff, taped 110 fifteen-minute conversations with writers, critics, editors, and filmmakers at the conference for his educational radio program, "The Scholar's Bookshelf." From transcriptions of these programs the editor has prepared eleven of these interviews. The writers differ in age, educational background, experience, and goals and methods of teaching. The editor argues that these writer-teachers contribute insights not only to creative writing but to reading and writing in all forms and at all levels. The conversations have been slightly edited to facilitate reading in print. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Creative Writing, Creativity, Fiction, Interviews, Poetry, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
William Morrow & Co., Inc., 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016 ($1.45 paper)
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Note: Collection of Interviews from the Hollins Conference in Creative Writing and Cinema, June 15-27, 1970