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ERIC Number: ED422574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Authority and Imagined Truth: Notes on Teaching Creative Nonfiction.
Renker, F. W.
An instructor who teaches composition, poetry, and creative nonfiction at Delta Community College in central Michigan language makes connections and helps people imagine their way fully into subjects. People have a deep, if unconscious and unfocused, need to discover and tell the truth. For one semester his students act like writers. They keep journals; look at the world and their own interior life in an observant, writerly way; read good writing; are as objective as possible about their drafts; and welcome feedback. Classroom and conference talk often returns to the central theme of truth-telling. The best student writers gravitate to imaginative ways of saying what needs to be said. Eventually good student writers develop the will and the stamina to revise, eventually writing with more "author"-ity. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A