Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: English: Literature & Writing

English Studies Series

This series of documentaries offers personal and reflective perspectives on important figures in literature, focusing on their writing as well as their personal lives. Programs available on 7 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 7-Disc Set. 1 program available in Spanish. Click for more

Voices on the Water: Authors of the World

Voices on the Water: Authors of the World

"Recommended. Offering a fascinating sampling of clips, this documentary offers viewers a front-row seat that is certain to inspire and to entertain. It is a delight to hear so many famous authors read from their works." -Booklist
Want to learn about writing? Want to meet best-selling authors upfront and personal? Want to hear them read from their books, witness the passion they feel about what they write? That's what makes this classic documentary so captivating. Here we meet 36 established authors from 20 countries, including John Irving, Annie Dillard, Louise Erdrich, Timothy Mo, Amoz Oz, Amiri Baraka, Edna O'Brien, and the late Robertson Davies, who attended an International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in Toronto, Canada, to give readings from published books or works in progress, and to sit on panels discuss the following topics: the Writer Performs; the Writer's Language; the Writer Translated; the Writer's Craft; the Writer as Tourist; the Writer's Politics; the Writer Celebrated; also to meet and network with others in the world of publishing. Produced by Open City Productions. 95/08DE JSCA 60 min.

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