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Gary Hoffman

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After a year in architecture at UC Berkeley, Gary Hoffman studied writing and literature at UCLA where he received his BA and MA. After finishing PhD course work at USC, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, he started a long career as a member of the Orange Coast College English department. His study of the Bauhaus approach to design at UC Berkeley influenced his methods for teaching writing; in 1984 he wrote WRITEFUL, a new approach to writing creative non-fiction. His wife Glynis helped to develop these ideas further and in 1997 Gary and Glynis coauthored, ADIOS, STRUNK & WHITE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE NEW ACADEMIC ESSAY. ADIOS is a resource book for teachers and writers that has also been used as a textbook at major colleges and ...more

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Gary Hoffman Regarding Pomegranate Gospel, I was inspired by Bill Maher because of something he said about the Bible that indicated he failed to see key nuances in…moreRegarding Pomegranate Gospel, I was inspired by Bill Maher because of something he said about the Bible that indicated he failed to see key nuances in the stories; so I started to write him a letter, and the letter became a chapter, and then that chapter spawned another, and then all my ideas about the Bible I have been developing in teaching it as literature in my college courses over almost thirty years came pouring out. Of course, that pour out was only a rough draft. Then the real work started. (less)
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