Signature: contemporary southern writers, series I Guy Mendes

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Signature: contemporary southern writers, series I  by  Guy Mendes

Signature: contemporary southern writers, series I by Guy Mendes
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From Back cover: Signature: Contemporary Southern Writers presents successful writers in their mid-career, showing the range and brilliance. The programs include interviews and readings by the authors as well as numerous interviews with friends,MoreFrom Back cover: Signature: Contemporary Southern Writers presents successful writers in their mid-career, showing the range and brilliance. The programs include interviews and readings by the authors as well as numerous interviews with friends, editors, and critics. Produced by Kentucky Educational Television (RUNNING TIME: 60 MINS).

The Annenberg/CPB Projects mission statement asserts their position as the nations leader in assisting colleges, universities, secondary schools, and community organizations with student learning through telecommunications. The Signature Series is composed of one-hour videos on some of the most important writers in our time.

The authors read from their own works and talk about their lives, their influences, their successes, and their failures. Students will gain insight into the writing process and learn creative strategies for turning their own experiences into compelling writing. This series is useful for courses in American literature, contemporary fiction, theater, womens studies, and Southern fiction.This video portrait (this one being about Ed McClanahan) invites viewers to step into the writers life, to hear about the writers influences, roots, successes, and ideas about the world in which he or she lives.

Even better than a traditional interview, the videos offer the writers reading their work, responding to questions, visiting their hometowns and showing viewers around, as well as commentary from people who have worked with or know the writers personally. In many ways, the videos are more like a montage of the influences and ways of thinking and knowing the world that drives these writers talents. Furthermore, for students of writing everywhere, each video offers insights into the writers writing processes and strategies -- a sharing of personal experience that may spark a viewers own creative writing powers.



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