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Friday, December 18, 2020

'Writing Surrounds Us'

“Writing surrounds us: it's not something we do just in school or on the job but something that is as familiar and everyday as a pair of worn sneakers or the air we breathe." - Andrea Lunsford 

Lunsford, who has been a faculty member in two great writing venues, Stanford University and the  Bread Loaf School of English near Middlebury, VT, is author of The Everyday Writer, one of the best texts on writing that any aspiring writer could hope to have on his or her desk.   
While she might be best known for her distinguished teaching career, Lunsford also has found time to write more than a dozen books.  And she's penned numerous essays on writing and the teaching of writing, which she does at Bread Loaf, which gets its name by virtue of its location – on Middlebury College’s mountain campus below Bread Loaf Mountain. 
Great writing and great teaching about it – in literature, creative writing, and theater – has taken place there since 1920 using tools developed by teachers like Robert Frost and Lunsford, who has given us the gift of writing through Everyday Writer. Thanks to her, writing can, and does, surround us all.



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