But Kevin Brophy, anwriter I very much admire, has written a wonderful review of Rethinking Creative Writing for the Australian journal, TEXT, which I also very much admire.
One of those occasions where you hold your breath and pray as you open the link and then, whew, he liked it! He really seemed to like it.
I just wish I could afford a study tour of writing programs in Australia! I’ll have to work on that!
Bye for now,
PS Thanks to my publisher, Anthony Haynes at Professional and Higher, for originally posting the link!
The library edition of Rethinking Creative Writing, actually the ebook being made available to libraries worldwide, is out!
And your library wants to order it, right? Right! Information on ordering is available here.
If you just want to see the link to the e-reader edition on the Sony e-store, that’s here. And for more general information about the book, check here.
Word has been pretty positive so far, so I’m pumped. My friend Erika Dreifus over at one of my favorite writing blogs, Practicing Writing, has read it and sent along kind words. And she wants to interview me about it for Practicing Writing; more on that as it develops. . .
My friend Anna Leahy, who administers the Creative Writing Pedagogy facebook page, was kind enough to put word out there and the response was good! And when I put a link to the book in my own status, the response was truly encouraging. I am lucky to have such friends.
Anthony Haynes, my brilliant editor at Professional and Higher says we’re taking the John the Baptist approach with the book, announcing the e-reader/library edition first, drumming up buzz. Next will be the hardcover.
All in all very exciting stuff. . .with more to come!
Bye for now y’all!
Wordamour is excited to announce that Anthony Haynes, her editor at Professional and Higher, actually asked for her opinion on the cover art for Re-thinking Creative Writing in Higher Education. They have commissioned a series from a lovely artist, Rika Newcombe which you can see here and which I understand will be used for the covers for the whole creative writing series. Wordamour will do a reveal when the cover has been selected, but in my opinion, they can’t really go wrong with Newcombe’s work.
You know you’re busy when you promise yourself you can write a blog post if you get a certain amount done. Right about now, I’m consumed with preparation for our writing project’s hosting of the NWP Rural Sites Network 2011 Conference coming up in a few weeks. But it’s chugging along quite well, so that’s good news.
In other news, Anthony Hayne of Professional and Higher has also started a website/blog called creativewritingstudies.wordpress.com which he envisions as a way for writers and creative writing studies enthusiasts (especially the board and those intensively involved with Professional and Higher) to post news, calls for papers and other important information. Check it out, better yet, comment or contribute.
Coming soon, another Golden Baguette Award winner! Who will it be?