Lynda Barry is the creative force behind the genre-defying and
bestselling work What It Is. She believes that anyone can be a writer
and she has set out to prove it.
For the past decade, Lynda has run a
highly popular writing workshop for non-writers called Writing the
Unthinkable - the workshop was featured in the New York Times magazine.
Syllabus: Notes from an accidental professor is the first book that will
make her innovative lesson plans and writing exercises available to the
public for home or classroom use.
Barry's course has been embraced by
people of all walks of life - prison inmates, postal workers, university
students, teachers, and hairdressers - for opening paths to creativity.
Syllabus takes the course plan for Lynda Barry's workshop and runs wild
with it in Barry's signature densely detailed style. Collaged texts,
ballpoint pen doodles, and watercolour washes adorn Syllabus' yellow
lined pages, which offer advice on finding a creative voice and using
memories to inspire the writing process. Throughout it all, Lynda
Barry's voice (as author and teacher-mentor) rings clear, inspiring, and