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Ray is the winner of the first Los Gatos Poet Laureate Scholarship for Creative Writing. He's shown here with Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss, who raised money for the scholarship by holding poetry readings, workshops and other events around town.
As an English instructor, Christopher Bolin has long been intrigued by the communications gap between doctors and patients. He thinks he has a solution: Make them write poetry together. At least, that's the premise of a new creative writing course he'
Hanif Kureishi may not see the value of creative writing courses, writing them off at a talk on Sunday night as a waste of time. Yet those who chose to hone their craft in the classroom include a string of Booker Prize winners from Ian McEwan to
The author Hanif Kureishi has rubbished creative writing courses as a waste of time, saying that the vast majority of students taking them including many of his own pupils are talentless. Kureishi teaches how to write novels, screenplays and plays at
Saturday will hear some familiar voices a group of Shaler Area High School seniors reading their poems and stories live as part of the "Saturday Light Brigade." It's the second time for Shaler students to be featured on the program. Broadcast from
Those lines were written by Nic Pizzolatto, a 38-year-old screenwriter, author and former Chicago-based lit teacher. Indeed, every line in each of the eight episodes that make up the first season of "True Detective" was written by Pizzolatto, who as
Born in a shack in Mexico and crossing the border at nine and a half, author Reyna Grande said her childhood inspired her to believe in the power of stories. At the Living Writer Series, Grande shared her history and the path she took to becoming a
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3245, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn...They leave this program with a sense of understanding about the author's writing process and the thinking behind their subject matter...Rachel
Alaska Totem Bight State Park has become a bit more magical with two poems, written by Alaska poets, on permanent display. The poems were dedicated Sept. 14, after which the poets held a creative writing workshop to celebrate the idea of poems
No parent wants to discover their child’s suicide note; to do so would be a total nightmare. Imagine if the parent found the note only to discover it was a school creative writing assignment. Jessica Barrish, an English teacher at a New