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Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More form 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop

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Awards

Hugo Award Winner for Best Related Book 2006
Locus Award Winner for Best Non-Fiction 2006

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For 27 years, Kate Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight, taught at the Clarion Writers' Workshop, an intensive and ambitious six-week writing program for novice writers, known to participants as "boot camp for writers." Part memoir and part writing manual, Storyteller is Wilhelm's account of the history of the program and her years there with Damon as mentors and instructors.

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Part memoir and part writing manual, an affectionate account of teaching writing at the Clarion workshop.

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“Wilhelm really knows students and knows how to teach them to craft a professional story.”—The Oregonian

Part memoir, part writing manual, Storyteller is an affectionate account of how the Clarion Writers’ Workshop began, what Kate Wilhelm learned, and how she passed a love of the written word on to generations of writers. Includes writing exercises and advice. A Hugo and Locus award winner.

About the Author

Born in 1928, Kate Wilhelm is the author of more than thirty novels including Where Late the Sweet Bird Sang and The Unbidden Truth. Her work has been adapted for TV and film and translated into twenty languages. She has been awarded the Prix Apollo, Kurd Lasswitz, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards.

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BritMandelo, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by BritMandelo)
This was an odd book - sort of like Stephen King's "On Writing;" half how-to manual and half biography. It was a fun read, though. The history and development of the Clarion workshop was the best part of the text for me, told as it was from a personal and invested angle. Wilhelm is great at anecdotes, and her stories about Clarion, its instructors, its moves and its madness were highly entertaining. The how-to bits resembled the same material in Damon Knight's "Creating Short Fiction," also largely inspired by their time at the Clarion workshops, with a few differences. (Personally, I like "silent partner" better than "Fred," too.)

Overall: a nice bit of sf history, and worth picking up for that
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ISBN:
9781931520164
Author:
Wilhelm, Kate
Publisher:
Small Beer Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
Literary
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 in 8.5 oz

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Part memoir and part writing manual, an affectionate account of teaching writing at the Clarion workshop.
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“Wilhelm really knows students and knows how to teach them to craft a professional story.”—The Oregonian

Part memoir, part writing manual, Storyteller is an affectionate account of how the Clarion Writers’ Workshop began, what Kate Wilhelm learned, and how she passed a love of the written word on to generations of writers. Includes writing exercises and advice. A Hugo and Locus award winner.

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