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ERIC Number: EJ826095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Getting up Close and Personal with Living Authors
Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Blasingame, James, Jr.
English Journal, v98 n3 p15-21 Jan 2009
"Working with living authors" means interacting in a professional way with people who are "alive"--not just in the sense that their writing is contemporary and "lively," but in the sense that they are flesh-and-blood people. One can shake their hands and talk to them, and while they have the same needs and emotions as everyone, they also have the ability and the perseverance to put their ideas and their feelings into words that can be read and appreciated by thousands--sometimes millions--of readers, including young adults. In this article, the authors describe the pleasures and pitfalls of working with real authors during school visits. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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