Reposted from Fast Company COMPANIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA ARE STARTING TO SEE A CRITICAL TALENT GAP AS OLDER EMPLOYEES RETIRE. ARTS STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE ALL THE TRADITIONAL SKILLS, BUT THEY HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE: CREATIVITY. BY STEVEN TEPPER An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day for at least the next […]Read more "IS AN MFA THE NEW MBA?"
From Writers Write What can you do to make sure you Show and not Tell? Choose a viewpoint character: It is easier if you are experiencing the scene as one character. You can even try writing a scene in first person if this is hard for you. Use it as practice. You can change the […]Read more "Show, don’t tell: Five Easy Steps"
Originally posted on Laura Ellen Scott:
First, apologies to anyone who saw my premature post/announcement back in October when I signed the contract to publish my novel, The Juliet, with Pandamoon Publishing. Yesterday was the official announcement, so now I’m a free to bore you to tears with how happy I am. I was looking…
Originally posted on Colliery Communities:
An American documentary film-maker is to release a documentary next year which will look at the Welsh experience adapting to life after coal. Film-maker Tom Hansell also teaches Appalachian Studies and Documentary Studies at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and has 20 years experience helping people create media about…
Two years ago I wrapped up a two-year ethnographic project along Northern Virginia’s Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA. The project provided a great site for the Field School for Cultural Documentation, but tensions in the community were running high. Long-term residents reported being ignored by their county board members. Small business owners said they were […]Read more "Two Arlingtons? An Ethnographic Reflection"
As the fall semester winds down I find myself looking forward to the spring semester and teaching Writing Ethnography-and advanced undergraduate class that teaches students the ethnographic process and how to write a ethnographic account. Unlike the field school, students will pick their own research sites and spend 10 weeks doing ethnographic observations. Their final […]Read more "Writing Ethnography"
Originally posted on The Academe Blog:
A few days ago Marty Kich posted an item on this blog that reported an effort by gun-rights advocates in Oklahoma to pass legislation that will allow guns to be brought onto the state’s 25 public college and university campuses. An officer of the state’s Second Amendment Association promotes…