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Posts tagged "lynda barry"
Jun 09, 2014
May 12, 2014
May 01, 2014
Lynda Barry, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
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.
So! Excited! Comes out in October. Just pre-ordered the shit out of it.
Lynda’s class tumblr is the best. And Lynda is the best.
Filed under: Lynda Barry
Feb 01, 2014
This is my own composition notebook homework assignment in progress. Professor Chewbacca reflects on the crayon experience. I’ve inked it and now I’m coloring it in
I like to figure out problems in my composition notebook using drawing and slow writing and non-photo blue pencil to help me with certain problems that defy being approached head on. I’ve found there is something to moving ones hand in a certain way — like a coloring way— while filling in a space and half thinking and half not-thinking about this something you are trying to figure out that invites possible answers to present themselves..
Jan 23, 2014
Lynda Barry’s course syllabus
I probably get as excited about Lynda’s class starting as her students do. Follow along here.
Nov 08, 2013
Nothing is worth drawing until you draw it.
Nov 03, 2013
"Let’s Draw a Car and then Let’s Draw Batman"
A comics essay by Lynda Barry
Illustrations retrieved from materials discarded by participants in Lynda Barry’s writing workshop at The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2013
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Sep 15, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Keep your overhead low
“The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.”
Anybody who tells people to “do what you love no matter what” should also have to teach a money management course.
Low overhead + “do what you love” = a good life.
“I deserve nice things” + “do what you love” = a time bomb.
A good life is not about living within your means, it’s about living below your means…
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Jul 15, 2013
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