Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: English: Literature & Writing

Interchange Series: English

2 of 31 programs from the Interchange Series that offer in-depth interviews with experts focusing on their areas of study. Produced by the Stanford University Channel. Programs available on 2 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos. (Complete Series available on 31 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also Click for more

How Writing Can Be Taught

How Writing Can Be Taught

"Eliazabeth Tallent is one of our most penetrating and perceptive specialists in the domestic emotions. The tenderness and the frequent redeeming note that comes at the end of her stories seem like a gamble until you realize that they are not arbitrary, that she has made a kind of miracle in the redemption." -Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
Pulitzer Prize. Nobel Prize. National Book Award. Newbery Medal. Those are just a few of the accolades bestowed on writers whose works make it to the top. But, of course, good writing doesn't just happen. Any accomplished writer understands the challenges it takes to get all those thoughts down on paper. And for anyone interested in writing, it always helps to hear about writing from someone who's been there. This classic program presents novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Tallent, a professor of English and the Director of Stanford University's Creative Writing Program, who is the author of a novel, Museum Pieces, and three collections of short stories: In Constant Flight, Time With Children, and Honey; here she talks about whether and how writing can be taught, from short stories to novels. 00/08DE SCA 30 min.

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