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Meg Files

Chairwoman of the English and Journalism Department

Pima Community College

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Pima Community College

4905 E BROADWAY BLVD

Tucson, Arizona, 85709

United States

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Sodexo and Pima Community College firmly believe that today's hard working college students should be rewarded with a dining service that makes eating on campus palate-pleasing, healthy and entertaining. We hope to enrich your dining experience by making it ...more

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Chairwoman of the English and Journalism Departments

PCC-West Campus


Writer

Allworth Press


Director

Colorado Mountain Writers' Workshop


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Meg Files - "How to Write the Truth (and Still Stay in the Family Will)"
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. Kaleidoscope an anthology of the Martindale Award Winners at Pima Community College, edited by Nancy Wall and Meg Files (2007)


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Meg FilesMeg Files is chair of the English department at Pima Community College.Her novel, MERIDIAN 144 was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.Her other books include a collection of short fiction, HOME IS THE HUNTER, and a nonfiction, WRITE FROM LIFE, published by Writers' Digest Books.She was James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at OSU and Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence in Orlando.


Tucson Festival of Books | Duke Southard

My thanks to the Tucson Festival of Books for sponsoring the competition and to Meg Files of Pima County College for her leadership role in the entire awards process.


Meg Files | Sheila Bender's Writing It Real

Author Archives: Meg Files
About Meg Files Meg Files authored Meridian 144, a novel, Home Is the Hunter, a story collection, Write from Life, a text, The Love Hunter and Other Poems. She edited Lasting: Poems on Aging, has been a Bread Loaf fellow and a James Thurber Writer-in-Residence and chairs the Creative Writing program at Pima College. The Third Law of Motion is her new novel. Excerpt From The Third Law of Motion, a Novel by Meg Files The opening of Meg Files' fine novel The Third Law of Motion introduces the book's first-person narrative as we enter protagonist Dulcie White's life as a college-bound high school student. Meg does an expert ... Continue reading This excerpt is from Chapter 15 of The Third Law of Motion by Meg Files, published by Anaphora Literary Press, 2011, reprinted here by permission of the author. The Third Law of Motion - An Interview with Meg Files by Meg Files and Sheila BenderMarch 6, 2013 This week's interview is with my colleague Meg Files about her process for writing The Third Law of Motion, her newest novel and the book's impact on its audience. You can study with Meg at our April Writing It Real conference in Nashville or our June Centrum Creative weekend intensive in Port Townsend, WA. Sheila Your ... Continue reading The University is in Melbourne, Australia where Meg Files did a Doris Leadbetter Teacher Exchange between Pima College and VU's Diploma Professional Writing and Editing. -ed] Writing is a lonely business, Ernest Hemingway said in his 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech. ... Continue reading Meg Files and the Poetry of Home by Meg Files "Our most promising fictional characters are obsessed," says Meg Files, Writing It Real correspondent and author of Write From Life: Turning Your Personal Experiences into Compelling Stories. Meg created the exercise from a comment by Robert Bly and another by Peter S. Prescott and offers a story by John Cheever as an example: "I don't know about that," Meg says, "but it surely is a great calamity for a character to have no obsession." Next week, we'll post the story Meg wrote as a result of her own assignment. "Servings Per Container" is part of Meg's soon-to-be-published short story and novella collection from Story Line Press. Meg Files is a novelist, short fiction writer, creative nonfiction writer, poet and writing instructor extraordinaire. She has helped hundreds of students write and publish their writing, and she always takes their concerns seriously. Recently, when one student's problem with writing lingered, Meg wrote a letter in which she imagines herself offering this student standard, useful words of writing wisdom. Once she writes those words, however, she knows that they do not quite address the real issue of the student's block. With the help of a poem she admires, Meg explores the reason she resonates with this student's particular writing problem. While you read and receive encouragement from Meg's meditation, pay attention to the way she combines the occasion of addressing a particular person and admiration of a great poet's writing to explore a problem and come to insight. Meg Files Meg Files enjoys researching and uses what she learns to set her stories and to inform her characters. In the excerpt below, 19-year-old Hanna accompanies her father, who is researching for a magazine feature article, on a car trip to a Western rendezvous. Using modern characters with an interest in traditions of the West, Meg sets up Hannah's predicament against a convincing backdrop. You will notice that what Meg has learned about Western traditions allows Hannah and her father to share in a new experience while talking about the most important current issue in their lives. To track the way Meg uses her research, notice the details in the excerpt. What is Hannah speaking about with her father? How does her exposure to the rendezvous and its participants allow us to better understand her emotional state and life situation, which are quite separate from the distraction of the rendezvous? How does the setting and information from Meg's research help bring her characters to life by giving them a present, a now that is interesting. Novelist and poet Meg Files recently spoke on a panel at the Associated Writing Program's annual meeting. She talked about researching for writing her novels. After her talk, Meg and I conducted an email interview about how her research affects her writing, her imagination, and her teaching.


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Meg Files - "How to Write the Truth (and Still Stay in the Family Will)"
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. Kaleidoscope an anthology of the Martindale Award Winners at Pima Community College, edited by Nancy Wall and Meg Files (2007)


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