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Meg Files - "How to Write ...
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Meg Files - "How to Write the Truth (and Still Stay in the Family Will)"
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Meg Files is the chair of the English and Journalism Department at Pima Community College in Tucson. She also teaches creative writing and created and directs the annual Pima Writers' Workshop since 1988. She has also served as director of the Colorado Mountain Writers' Workshop and the Gila Writers' Conference as well as the Writing It Real Conference with Sheila Bender and Jack Heffron. She has a Bread Loaf Fellowship and was the James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at Ohio State University and a featured poet at the 2005 Tucson Poetry Festival. She won the Doris Leadbetter Writer-in-Residence at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
Her published books include: The Third Law of Motion, her latest novel (2012). Oh my heck, as we said in the day, here is a novel of a time when we faced the first "dangers"-boys and girls-and now that harm seems curious and charming, and so delicious in Meg Files' vivid novel.
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Kaleidoscope an anthology of the Martindale Award Winners at Pima Community College, edited by Nancy Wall and Meg Files (2007)
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This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012 shows Meg Files in her office in Tucson, Ariz. Files is Instructional Faculty and Department Chair of English and Journalism Arts, Communications and Humanities Division at Pima Community College west campus. This is to go with story on her as she teaches writing and has created single-handedly a huge community of committed writers in Tucson, many of them published. Photo: Arizona Daily Star, Benjie Sanders / AP This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012 shows Meg Files in her office in Tucson, Ariz. Files is Instructional Faculty and Department Chair of English and Journalism Arts, Communications and Humanities Division at Pima Community College west campus. This is to go with story on her as she teaches writing and has created single-handedly a huge community of committed writers in Tucson, many of them published. Photo: Arizona Daily Star, Benjie Sanders / AP This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012 shows Meg Files in her...
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Meg Files.
What's up with that? More than you'd ever guess, unless you happen to be among Tucson's aspiring writers. If you are, you've heard the name often, usually in a sentence that begins "Meg says ."
Files, a wisp of a woman who's been teaching creative writing at Pima Community College in Tucson since 1987, has been quietly, gently, deliberately cooking up an enormous stew of creativity for 25 years.
"I've got a lot simmering," she says, laughing.
Files began in 1988 by launching the Pima Writer's Workshop, luring three authors and enrolling 40 attendees for a weekend of seminars and discussions that first year. Since then, the annual event - which still is mounted singlehandedly by Files - has grown to a four-day feast that draws scores of writers, agents and authors.
Files also won Pima's support to add more writing classes to its curriculum - partly because workshop participants were asking for them. And she was cooking.
Files teaches two advanced writing classes: a short-story class and "special projects in fiction," which draws aspiring novelists and a few memoirists. Many students - they range in age from 17 to 80 - take one or the other class over and over again. (See related items, right)
The poet Gina Franco, says her life was "transformed" by Files, who plucked her from a pharmacy tech program at Pima, helped her gain admission to Smith College and cheered her as Franco went on to earn a master's degree and a doctorate in language and literature at Cornell University.
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"Meg grew Pima's program from the ground up," says Franco, who teaches at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. "She had help, but . she developed more advanced courses in fiction and if it didn't work, she changed it.
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To that end, each class gets a handout that spells out "Meg's rules," which lay out the boundaries for criticizing and analyzing the work of others.
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Files, a wisp of a woman who's been teaching creative writing at Pima Community College in Tucson since 1987, has been quietly, gently, deliberately cooking up an...
Meg Files: PCC instructor ...
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Meg Files: PCC instructor creates safe place to take writing risks
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Files, a wisp of a woman who's been teaching creative writing at Pima Community College in Tucson since 1987, has been quietly, gently, deliberately cooking up an enormous stew of creativity for 25 years. Files began in ...
Meg Files, chairwoman of the ...
azstarnet.com, 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Meg Files, chairwoman of the English and journalism department at Pima Community College West Campus, coordinated the competition and said she was impressed by the entries.
"The judges were all blown away by the quality of the submissions," said Files, who recruited a team of eight local authors to do the preliminary judging.
September | 2012 | Higher Ed Hot Topics
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Meg Files has been teaching creative writing at Pima Community College (AZ) since 1987 and, in the process, she has created a community of writers. Files launched the Pima Writer's Workshop, which has grown to a four-day event, plus she has convinced the college to add more writing classes into the curriculum. She nurtures writers and encourages them to be respectful and supportive when critiquing one another's works. Read about this one woman making a big difference at her community college here.
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