Notes From An Accidental Professor

Book - 2014
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Writing exercises and creativity advice from Barry's pioneering, life-changing workshopThe 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.
Publisher: [Montréal, QC] :, Drawn and Quarterly,, 2014
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781770461611
Branch Call Number: COMICS SYLLABU
Characteristics: 200 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm


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Jul 03, 2016

Brilliant idea by "professor" Barry. Get the students to do all the work, then take all the credit. The author treats her students like children, even expecting them to draw like children, and they do! If this is an example of American education system, no wonder students opt for basket weaving instead. Embarrassing to read this notebook.

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Oct 20, 2017

emilyhcox thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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