About the Book

The Writing Workshop Note Book

The Writing Workshop Note Book

Notes on Creating and Workshopping
November 2007
Trade Paperback · 176 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781933368702
Soft Skull Press


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The Writing Workshop Notebook is devoted to making, remaking, and remarking on writing. Ziegler's text is animated by a concern about how we relate to our own and others’ writing and by a desire to have a suitable effect on the reader’s experience with writing and critiquing. The book is supported by the author's experience from decades of leading writing workshops.

About the Author

Alan Ziegler received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University, where he is Chair of the School of the Arts Writing Division, Professor of Writing, and Director of Creative Writing Pedagogy. He has also taught extensively for Teachers & Writers Collaborative, where he was Writers Coordinator. At Columbia, he founded, and advises, CA/T (Columbia Artist/Teachers), which trains MFA students in the teaching of writing and runs programs with more than a dozen affiliated institutions. He also designed and teaches the Writer as Teacher seminar. He has worked with students of all ages and levels, and his two Writing Workshop books have influenced teachers throughout the country.
Ziegler’s other books include The Swan Song of Vaudeville: Tales and Takes, The Green Grass of Flatbush (stories), and So Much to Do (poems). He was co-editor/publisher of Some literary magazine and Release Press. His work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and The Paris Review, and his awards include the Word Beat Fiction Book Award (selected by George Plimpton), a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and four PEN-NEA Syndicated Fiction Awards.