The Lost Saranac Interviews: Forgotten Conversations with Famous Writers

The Lost Saranac Interviews: Forgotten Conversations with Famous Writers

by Joe David Bellamy, Connie Bellamy
     
 

Uncover a Forgotten Piece of Literary History

What if you could spend an exclusive weekend secluded away with today's most celebrated authors where you could discuss writing, literature, and how to develop your craft?

The Lost Saranac Interviews takes you into one of the most stimulating and dynamic writing environments of the past thirty

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Uncover a Forgotten Piece of Literary History

What if you could spend an exclusive weekend secluded away with today's most celebrated authors where you could discuss writing, literature, and how to develop your craft?

The Lost Saranac Interviews takes you into one of the most stimulating and dynamic writing environments of the past thirty years: The Saranac Writers' Conference. In wooded cabins surrounding the idyllic Saranac Lake in upstate New York, writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Beattie, and Carolyn Forche congregated from 1975-1979 to discuss their work. Invaluable transcripts and photographs have captured the wisdom and atmosphere of that time, which celebrated the importance of community and conversation between writers.

Never before have the Saranac conversations and interviews been made available, until now. This book will forever change how you live your writing life.

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Library Journal

This beautifully illustrated book by Joe David Bellamy (member, National Book Critics Circle; Literary Luxuries: American Writing at the End of the Millennium) and Connie Bellamy (English, Virginia Wesleyan Coll.) captures a moment in time: the Saranac Writers' Conference, held from 1976 to 1980 in upstate New York. Photographs and reproductions of the actual conference announcements provide generous adornment, making the volume pleasurable to move through. Note, however, that the book's title does not accurately represent the complete content: inside are seven separate interviews-with Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Beattie, Gail Godwin, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Russell Banks-while the generous remainder of pages comprises transcriptions of five panel discussions on various topics related to writing. Although the author interviews will be of interest to a wider audience, the panel discussions will have narrow appeal as they are primarily among writers and writing students. Recommended for larger public libraries and collections that support writing programs.
—Stacy Russo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582974811
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/03/2007
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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