Readings – 2018

Lecturers recommend that participants familiarize themselves with the following sources:

I. Chris Merrill
Merrill Reading_the creative process

  1. Carlson, Ron. Ron Carlson Writes a Story. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 2007.
  2. Fulton, Alice. Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1999.
  3. Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
  4. Ghiselin, Brewster (ed.). The Creative Process: A Symposium. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952.
  5. Hampl, Patricia. I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.
  6. Hirsch, Edward. The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
  7. Karr, Mary. The Art of Memoir. New York: Harper Perennial, 2016.
  8. King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000.
  9. Koch, Kenneth. Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry. New York: Scribner, 1998.
  10. Lopate, Philip. To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction. New York: The Free Press, 2013.
  11. McDowell, Gary L. and Rzicznek, F. Daniel (eds.). The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice. Brookline: Rose Metal Press, 2010.
  12. Miller, James E. Jr. (ed.). Theory of Fiction: Henry James. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1972.
  13. Richardson, Robert D. First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.
  14. Turner, Alberta (ed.). Fifty Contemporary Poets: The Creative Process. White Plains: Longman Inc., 1977.
  15. Voigt, Ellen Bryant. The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 2009.

II. Андрей Аствацатуров

1. Workshop “Conflict and the Problem of Discommunication”

Learning to construct conflict is one of the key tasks for the beginning writer. What is the easiest way to do this? How to connect the construction of conflict to other formal and ideological tasks? This is what we hope to discuss.

Required pre-reading for the workshop:

Anton Chekhov, “Enemies” 
Rudyard Kipling, “Lispeth and “Beyond the Pale
Henry James, “The Aspern Papers” 

2.Roundtable: “Philology and Literature”

Филология и Литература – Аствацатуров 

III. Teaching Literature as Creative Writing

Read: L. Tolstoy, “ThreeDeaths“(1859) and  “A Letter to a Hindu” (1908).