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Chairwoman of the English and Jou...

Pima Community College
110 S. Church Avenue Suite 4188
Tucson, Arizona 85701
United States

Company Description: Pima Community College 's Community Campus offers non-traditional educational opportunities to more than 80,000 students annually. Community Campus offers credit...   more
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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.
This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 28, ...
www.newstimes.com, 28 Aug 2012 [cached]
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 ...
love-creative-writing.com, 5 Sept 2012 [cached]
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 ...
Workshop founder Meg ...
explorernews.com [cached]
Workshop founder Meg Files, Pima Writers’ Workshop director, PCC Writing Faculty and Chair of the PCC West Campus English and Journalism Department, says the workshop has more sessions than ever on publishing, including self-publishing and marketing.
For those with a story to ...
www.azstarnet.com, 21 April 2008 [cached]
For those with a story to tell and the desire to tell it, Meg Files has just what's needed: the 20th Pima Writers' Workshop, slated for May 30-June 1. The workshop, at Pima Community College West Campus Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road, is designed to help those with stories find their voice, says workshop director Files. "It's a great conference for anybody at any experience level," said Files, who teaches creative writing at PCC West.
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Those wishing to submit a manuscript for review may do so, Files said.
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For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Meg Files at 206-6084 or mfiles@pima.edu.
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