Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art
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Making the connection between writing and visual art can activate what William Burroughs called "The Third Mind"—from the confluence of the two art forms, something new, or other, emerges. This new anthology of essays about the challenges and rewards of uniting art and writing not only demonstrates how visual art can spark wonderful student writing, but goes much further,...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published October 24th 2003 by Teachers & Writers Collaborative (first published April 1st 2002)
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Kristin
This is full of great creative writing exercises and pedagogical theory based on visual art as an impetus for writing.

I get bored with these books, though, because a lot of it overlaps and becomes variations on the same theme: look at art and write based on it. I had hoped it would be more about the visual aspects of writing, and how the words on the page are also a type of visual art, which would seem to make more sense with the "Third Mind" part of the title, but that just didn't pan out for...more
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