Tag Archives: Jean McGarry

Chapter 5-3 Can Writing Be Taught?

During my Contemporary Writers course, Jean McGarry had brought a spiral notebook that she used when she wrote one of her stories.  She’d made very few changes in the text from her original draft.  When I mentioned this to my … Continue reading

Posted in Johns Hopkins University, writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chapter 3 – Do You LIke Philip Roth’s Books?

The historical perspective was a perfect lead-in to Bharti Mukerjee’s stories in The Middleman and Other Stories where we looked at the different roles the characters played in different circumstances – an exploration of self and its relationship to culture. … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate Writing Programs, Johns Hopkins University, writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment