Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carl Peters Considers What is Creative Writing?

Please join us on Thursday, November 17th in the Abbotsford campus library at 1pm for a lively presentation and discussion on the nature of creative writing.  Dr Carl Peters, from the UFV English department, considers this question through a detailed reading of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.  He examines Stein's poetry and poetics in light of contemporary developments in painting, theatre and cinema.

Dr Peters' recently published Studies in description : reading Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (TalonBooks 2016) provides a parallel analysis of Stein's work.  Jade Colbert writes "on the left page, Tender Buttons (the definitive, City Lights edition) and on the right, Peters’s annotations. If you haven’t read the main text before, I recommend doing that first. But remember: Go slow.” Colbert, Jade, Review: New books from Lynn Coady, Margaret Mackey and Carl Peters, Globe & Mail, Friday, June 10, 2016 Retrieved from

For more information about Studies in description, please click here.

A selective bibliography of Stein's work in the UFV Library:

Three lives ; and, Q.E.D. : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
PS 3537 T323 T5 2006

The making of Americans : being a history of a family's progress
PS 3537 T323 M3 1966

A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein
PS 3537 T323 Z553

Reflection on the atomic bomb
PS 3537 T323 A6 1973

Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and other early writings
PS 3537 T323 A6 1983

The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 
 PS 3537 T323 Z497 1986

Operas & plays 
 PS 3537 T323 O6 1987

Lifting belly 
 PS 3537 T323 L5 1989

The geographical history of America ; or, The relation of human nature to the human mind 
 PS 3537 T323 G37 1995

Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms
PS 3537 T323 T4 1997

Click on the link below to read a biographical article plus review a complete bibliography of Stein's work:
Kimbel, Bobby Ellen. "Gertrude Stein." American Short-Story Writers, 1910-1945: First Series. Ed. Bobby Ellen Kimbel. Detroit: Gale, 1989. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 86. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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