Items Tagged With teaching

Swimming to the End: A (Plot) Twist in the River

by Peter Selgin

The Literary Life

Posted 12.14.16

Peter Selgin

A precarious attempt to swim across the Hudson River helps a fiction writer explore the pathways of plot—through shifting currents, pain and exhaustion, and an unanticipated twist.

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Industrious After Wisdom: Thoughts on the MFA as a Student and Teacher

by Jim Minick

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

Jim Minick

Writer and teacher Jim Minick recalls his unique experiences as a student in one MFA program while teaching in another, and offers ideas about what an ideal full- and low-residency program might include.

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A Harmony of Whims: Toward a Philosophy of Teaching Writing

by James P. Blaylock

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

James P. Blaylock

Tasked with developing teaching philosophy, an award-winning author of more than twenty-five books looks back on his years of teaching, and reflects on what makes an effective writing teacher.

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A Student Remembers: Saying Good-Bye to Peter Matthiessen

by Elizabeth Kostova

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Elizabeth Kostova

Novelist Elizabeth Kostova pays tribute to her longtime writing mentor, the late National Book Award–winning author Peter Matthiessen.

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