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Come si diventa scrittori

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This tiny little volume evolved from a series of discussions with Wallace Stegner during his two-month residency at Dartmouth College in the summer of 1980. Stegner (author of Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird) was among the first students in the U.S. to receive a master's degree in creative writing; he also founded and directed for 25 years Stanford University's crea ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published 1993 by Archinto (first published 1988)
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Lovely little 45-minute read; interview style; crisp and clear; Stegner gives a succinct history of creative writing in the academy which reminded me how new the MFA concept really is; seems very respectful as a teacher, taking students seriously.

For me, this bit shows great respect & care:

“The internal part is the student’s own business. Only he or she knows what is intended; only he or she can perform or realize it. A teacher should understand that intention, but not try to control it. H
Corey Ryan
If only there were more intellectuals in the public education sector we (who teach literacy) would be reading this, stretching our own understanding of our own processes and needs in order to help those students who we teach. I much rather have a literacy coach, principal or colleague hand me this than some photocopied pages out of an "eduacation" book that has some phrase including writing all over the front with a picture of a teacher hunched over a desk while a group of students write diligen ...more
On the Teaching of Creative Writing: Responses to a Series of Questions by Wallace Stegner (1989)
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Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909—April 13, 1993) was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist. Some call him "The Dean of Western Writers."
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