Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Writing Alone and With Others|
Actors: Lawrence R. Hott, Pat Schneider
Director: Diane Garey
Genres: Special Interests
The writer Peter Elbow has called Pat Schneider "the wisest writing teacher I know." This interactive DVD, a companion to Schneider's book of the same name, gives writers everywhere an opportunity to benefit from Schneide... more »
Pat Schneider's Writing Alone is Brilliant
Peggy Gillespie | Amherst, MA | 05/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have read the companion book, Writing Alone and With Others, having studied with Pat Schneider in her writing workshops and read her previous books. She is one of those geniuses who is kind and nurturing to writers from the beginning of their writing journey to experienced professionals. I think that having a DVD available that shows Pat and her colleagues in action is an invaluable resource for individuals wanting to write, for teachers wanting to deeply nurture their students and encourage wonderful work that comes from feeling safe with your own voice. This DVD is a MUST-HAVE for all people interested in writing and leading writing workshops to students of all ages. The film made by Florentine Films (they are Academy Award nominated filmmakers) about Pat's work with the low-income women, Tell Me Something I Can't Forget is deeply moving, inspiring, and beautifully done (it was on PBS) and made me cry and watch it over again. I have recommended and given this DVD to many friends. Please know that this review is coming from a many times published writer who was nurtured early on by Pat Schneider's skill....and now you can experience it as well. If you purchase this DVD and the companion book, I know that you will be grateful."
Great Christmas gift for the writer in your life .
Martha L. Smith | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Real women tell their stories in voices ranging from sadly reflective to hard-hitting in this DVD. Under Pat Schneider's guidance and with the support of her writers' group, remarkable stories unfold of women's lives that may otherwise have gone unrecorded. I personally learned from this documentary the importance of writing in the healing process. This DVD offers any aspiring writer courage to pick up the pen. I recommend it highly."