Conversations with Kentucky Writers

As Wade Hall writes in his foreword, all twenty writers recognize that their works have been significantly influenced by their "Kentucky experience." This collection offers insights into Kentucky's rich and flowering literary heritage.

Author: Linda Elisabeth LaPinta

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813187605

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Kentucky and Kentuckians are full of stories, which may be why so many present-day writers have Kentucky roots. Whether they left and returned, like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason, or adopted Kentucky as home, like James Still and Jim Wayne Miller, or grew up and left for good, like Michael Dorris and Barbara Kingsolver, they have one connection: Kentucky has influenced their writing and their lives. L. Elisabeth Beattie explores this influence in twenty intimate interviews. Conversations with Kentucky Writers was more than three years in the making, as Beattie traveled across the state and beyond to capture oral histories on tape. Her exhaustive knowledge of these authors helped her draw out personal revelations about their work, their lives, and the nature of writing. When Still concludes his interview with "I believe I've told you more than anybody," he could be speaking for any of Beattie's subjects. Aspiring writers will learn that Mason submitted twenty stories to the New Yorker before one was accepted, and that Still wrote articles for Sunday school magazines. There's plenty of advice: Dorris tells budding authors to get real jobs, keep journals, and read everything, even cereal boxes, and Marsha Norman reminds playwrights that "it is not the business of the theater to provide writers with a living." Kingsolver advises, "Read good stuff and write bad stuff until eventually what you're writing begins to approximate what you're reading." Beattie's collection includes striking self-portraits of such writers as Sue Grafton, Leon Driskell, James Baker Hall, Fenton Johnson, George Ella Lyon, Taylor McCafferty, Ed McClanahan, Sena Naslund, Chris Offutt, Lee Pennington, and Betty Layman Receveur.What most distinguishes these moving conversations from other author interviews is their focus on creativity, on the teaching of writing, and on the authors' strong sense of place.As Wade Hall writes in his foreword, all twenty writers recognize that their works have been significantly influenced by their "Kentucky experience." This collection offers insights into Kentucky's rich and flowering literary heritage.

Paper Towns

But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious ...

Author: John Green

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884818X

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 305

View: 163

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Essentials Large Black Grid Lined Notebook A5 Size

Always create.

Author: Peter Pauper Press Inc.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781441311337

Category:

Page: 192

View: 565

Always create. Never compromise. Our iconic, high-performing Essentials notebooks inspire expression and fuel creativity. You'll find this sleek design -- in understated black with grid-lined pages -- indispensable, whether you use it for designing, sketching, planning, note-taking, or jotting down ideas. And with 25 percent heavier paper stock than Moleskine brand notebooks, bleed-through is a thing of the past. FEATURES Durable hardcover looks great and resists scuff marks and scratches. This notebook is the classic A5 size (5-1/2 inches x 8 inches). 192 grid-lined pages. Elastic band attached to back cover keeps journal closed. Ribbon bookmark keeps your place. 100-gsm acid-free/archival paper preserves your work. Binding lies flat for ease of use. Inside back cover pocket holds notes, receipts, business cards, etc.

Dual Notebook Blank Lined

All lines are printed on white paper that is thicker than general lined notebooks, so this book can be used with more variety of pens, giving you the ability to design your note-taking and drawing with your own taste. (Extra blank sheets ...

Author: Composition Notebookers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975695194

Category:

Page: 100

View: 220

Here comes the notebook that is truly friendly to your writing, drawing, and learning with visuals! This "Dual Notebook Blank & Lined" comes with blank pages and ruled pages in one same notebook. The dual format pages leave excellent space for sketching in cool things such as illustrations, doodlings, charts, etc. on one side and written notes on the other. There are total 100 non-perforated pages, which consist of 50 blank pages on the left and 50 wide ruled pages on the right, plus all these wonderful features! The book size of 8.5 x 11 inches with empty blank pages and wide spacing (0.34 inch) lined pages alternating makes the book friendly to even those who have larger handwriting, as well as children and elder writers, who love to draw and write. [This notebook is also available in 2 other sizes; 7 x 10 inches College Ruled (ISBN 1975695348) and 5.5 x 8.5 inches Narrow Ruled (ISBN 1975695593). You can search the ISBN to find the size you need.] Every lined page comes with its page number, so you can optionally make your own table of contents or index pages for the book, which is great for writing in chapters or taking consequential notes. You can also look up the contents you want to read easily in no time. The book soft cover is laminated with matte finish that helps firm your grips, repels liquid, and also toughens the paperback cover, so your important notes will stay with you longer. The paperback also makes the book flexible, so it can be written on even when you are in a small desk. The book industry standard binding with spine (the same binding as most paperback books in the libraries.) allows the book to be stored neatly on shelf, possibly alongside other books that you have, so you can not only organize your notes, but also the places that you keep them. The book weight is light enough for your carrying along, so it can be an on-the-go companion for your studies, travelings, as well as any drawing and writing endeavors anywhere. The lines are in light grey so they are less distracting when you read or write, while they can guide your writing perfectly. The combination of blank and lined pages makes the book great for all writing and drawing related pursuits. All lines are printed on white paper that is thicker than general lined notebooks, so this book can be used with more variety of pens, giving you the ability to design your note-taking and drawing with your own taste. (Extra blank sheets may still be required in case of using it with some marker pens.) Now available in 4 colors that you can choose from; Grey (1975695186) Blue (1975695194), which is this book Pink (1975695232) Red (1975695259) [Simply copy and paste a line in the search box to find the one you need.] If you are a visual learner or a journal artist, and looking for a tool to get your inspirations done, let "Dual Notebook Blank & Lined" helps you take notes and sketches all in one place, and experience the flexible potential of pen to paper, that no technology can match!!

Team 4th Grade Back to School Fourth Grade Writing Notebook for All Subjects

Lined 6x9 journal. This is the perfect and inexpensive gift for teachers and students to doodle, sketch, or take notes in.

Author: Creative Juices Publishing

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781719965613

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 827

Lined 6x9 journal. This is the perfect and inexpensive gift for teachers and students to doodle, sketch, or take notes in.

Esstentials Large Black Dot Matrix Notebook

Ideal for bullet journaling!

Author: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781441323712

Category:

Page:

View: 381

Ideal for bullet journaling! Dot matrix or dot-grid pages are the preferred alternative to traditional ruled or graph pages. Dot matrix pages are ideal for planning, designing, creating charts and graphs, and sketching, as well as for bullet journaling and other dynamic note-taking methods. High-performing notebooks feature 25 percent heavier paper stock than other leading brands. 100-gsm acid-free/archival paper preserves your work. Inside back cover pocket holds notes, business cards, etc. Elastic band attached to back cover keeps journal closed. Ribbon bookmark keeps your place. Durable hardcover binding. Removable label. Notebook is a classic A5 size (5-3/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches). 192 dot-grid pages.

Notebook

A slant ruled notebook (for right-handers) which is perfect for writing in a tight space, e.g. in a car, in a plane, at a small desk. This ergonomic notebook is ideal for writing down ideas, note taking, creative work.

Author: Amaltea Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 100

View: 746

Cute Cat Notebook for primary school girls, boys, also college students, to be used for story writing and other composition practice, as a planner and a journal. Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 7.44" x 9.69" (18.9 cm x 24.61 cm) Interior: Blank, White paper, lined Pages: 100

Shit I Can t Remember

This Password book is designed to keep all your important website addresses, usernames, and passwords in one secure and convenient place.The Pages are arranged in alphabetical order, so you can easily and quickly find what you are looking!

Author: Password Notebook

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 494

This Password book is designed to keep all your important website addresses, usernames, and passwords in one secure and convenient place.The Pages are arranged in alphabetical order, so you can easily and quickly find what you are looking!!Features: plenty of space: 120 pagesAlphabetized pages Premium matte cover designPerfectly Sized at 6" x 9


Moleskine 18 Month 2020 2021 Weekly Planner

MOLESKINE WEEKLY PLANNER: Moleskine weekly planners are perfect planners for business planning, bullet journals, travel planning, daily diary, drawing & sketch diaries, reading & book journals, college & academic planning & professional ...

Author: Moleskine Cover

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 100

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