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We wanted to be writers : lfe, love, and literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Author: Eric Olsen; Glenn Schaeffer
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, A Herman Graf Book, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an anthology of interviews, anecdotes, and historical insights by more than twenty graduates and teachers from the famous Iowa Writers' Workshops between 1974 and 1978, with entries about such famous attendees as John Irving, Jane Smiley, and T.C. Boyle.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Olsen; Glenn Schaeffer
ISBN: 9781602397354 160239735X
OCLC Number: 320193934
Description: 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Aiding and abetting --
The creative enterprise --
What possessed us? --
We were so damn polite --
Community, craft, and "learning" literature --
Say Yes! to everything --
Light the torches! Get the monster! --
The craft thing --
Thoughts on success and failure --
Heartbreak and mono.
Responsibility: [edited by] Eric Olsen and Glenn Schaeffer.

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Presents an anthology of interviews, anecdotes, and historical insights by more than twenty graduates and teachers from the famous Iowa Writers' Workshops between 1974 and 1978, with entries about such famous attendees as John Irving, Jane Smiley, and T.C. Boyle.

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