Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

The Written Image: Jennifer Collier

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

UK artist Jennifer Collier uses repurposed books and papers to sculpt an array of art objects inspired by the very materials used to create them—from stilettos made from the pages of Little Women to gloves fashioned from the illustrated text of Alice in Wonderland—each finished project a reflection of the written words from which it’s made.

 

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The Art of Reading Per Petterson: Finding Appalachia in a Norwegian Novel

by Deborah Reed

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.15

Deborah Reed

Even in translation, Norwegian author Per Petterson’s prose is intensely rhythmic and lyrical, evoking something akin to the oral tradition of Appalachian storytelling.

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Where We Write: Iowa

by Kodi Scheer

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.15

Kodi Scheer

Iowa isn’t just the Writers’ Workshop. A native Iowan talks about how she learned to capture the true nature of her home state, and the stoic people who live there, in her writing.

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The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 2.10.15

Kevin Larimer

Whether it’s the seclusion or the community, the time to look inward or the chance to come together, a retreat can change the trajectory of a writer’s career—and life. Eleven authors share their stories of the major turning points they experienced at writers’ retreats.

 

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Wonder Woman: What My First Artists Retreat Taught Me About Writing, Murder, and Myself

by Nancy Méndez-Booth

Special Section

Posted 2.10.15

Nancy Méndez-Booth

On her way to the Vermont Studio Center and in a moment of panic, a writer tells a lie that leads her to realize an important truth about herself—and exactly what it takes to finish her novel.

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The Art of Reading John Berryman: Waking Up in The Dream Songs

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Literary Life

Posted 1.30.15

January/February 2015

A personal and in-depth look at the life and poetry of John Berryman, with particular focus on The Dream Songs—from the lasting impact of his father’s death to questions of racism and misogyny and, finally, to Berryman’s own tragic end.

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Launching a Best-Seller Without Selling Your Soul: The Rewards of Self-Promotion

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore and Dan Blank

The Practical Writer

Posted 1.21.15

November/December 2014

Through blogging, social media, newsletters, and book giveaways, a novelist teams up with the founder of WeGrowMedia to market her book—and show how making a personal connection with readers can go a long way towards making a book a best-seller.

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Stories That Sing: A Profile of Michael Williams

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March. More

Answer Songs: Music as Muse

by Ben Arthur

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

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Growing in a Poet's Garden

by Steven Ross Smith

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Steven Ross Smith

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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