Syllabus: Notes From an Accidental Professor

Category: Book
By (author): Barry, Lynda
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 7.49in x 9.57in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Writing exercises and creativity advice from Barry's pioneering, life-changing workshop The award-winning author Lynda Barry is the creative force behind the genre-defying and bestselling work What It Is. She believes that anyone can be a writer and has set out to prove it. For the past decade, Barry has run a highly popular writing workshop for nonwriters called Writing the Unthinkable, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor  is the first book to make her innovative lesson plans and writing exercises available to the public for home or classroom use. Barry teaches a method of writing that focuses on the relationship between the hand, the brain, and spontaneous images, both written and visual. It has been embraced by people across North America-prison inmates, postal workers, university students, high-school teachers, and hairdressers-for opening pathways to creativity.      Syllabus takes the course plan for Barry's workshop and runs wild with it in her densely detailed signature style. Collaged texts, ballpoint-pen doodles, and watercolor washes adorn Syllabus 's yellow lined pages, which offer advice on finding a creative voice and using memories to inspire the writing process. Throughout it all, Barry's voice (as an author and as a teacher-mentor) rings clear, inspiring, and honest.
Review Quote*"Barry isn't particularly interested in the writer's craft. She's more interested in where ideas come from-and her goal is to help people tap into what she considers to be an innate creativity." - The New York Times "In Barry's work, the transcendent power of the imagination awaits." -Laura Miller, (Unforgettable Graphic Novels of 2013)
Biographical NoteLynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher and found that they are all very much alike. She is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel One! Hundred! Demons!,  the cartoonist behind the long-running Ernie Pook's Comeek, and the author of the creative how-to memoir comic books What It Is and Picture This. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is an assistant professor of art and a Discovery Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.