57 episodes

Host Hilton Obenzinger brings faculty and advanced writers from across the disciplines to explore the nuts and bolts, pleasures and pains, of all types of writing. In conversation with his distinguished guests, Hilton examine writers' habits, idiosyncrasies, techniques, trade secrets, hidden anxieties, and delights. We will discuss how a writer generates ideas, sustains large-scale projects, combines research with composition, overcomes various impediments and blocks, and cultivates stylistic innovations. Writing communities share experiences (even bad ones), so that all writers can learn and grow; Stanford is an exceptionally rich community for gaining such insights.

How I Write Stanford

    • Arts
    • 3.4 • 7 Ratings

Host Hilton Obenzinger brings faculty and advanced writers from across the disciplines to explore the nuts and bolts, pleasures and pains, of all types of writing. In conversation with his distinguished guests, Hilton examine writers' habits, idiosyncrasies, techniques, trade secrets, hidden anxieties, and delights. We will discuss how a writer generates ideas, sustains large-scale projects, combines research with composition, overcomes various impediments and blocks, and cultivates stylistic innovations. Writing communities share experiences (even bad ones), so that all writers can learn and grow; Stanford is an exceptionally rich community for gaining such insights.

    • video
    Terry Root: Biological Sciences

    Terry Root: Biological Sciences

    Hilton Obenzinger sits down with Dr. Terry Root, Senior fellow at Woods Institute for the Environment and professor of Biological Sciences to talk about her writing process.

    • 57 min
    • video
    Eavan Boland: Poetry

    Eavan Boland: Poetry

    Eavan Boland talks about how she writes in her work as a poet.

    • 56 min
    • video
    John Rickford: Author

    John Rickford: Author

    John Rickford, professor of linguistics and humanities at Stanford University and author of The Story of Black English, shares his perspective on writing.

    • 59 min
    • video
    Terry Karl: Political Science

    Terry Karl: Political Science

    Hilton Obenzinger talks with Terry Karl, Ph.D about writing in her field of Political Science

    • 1 hr 10 min
    • video
    Renato Rosaldo: Cultural Anthropology

    Renato Rosaldo: Cultural Anthropology

    Renato Rosaldo shares his perspective on he writing process as a cultural anthropologist.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    • video
    Shelly Fisher Fishkin: English and Humanities

    Shelly Fisher Fishkin: English and Humanities

    Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Professor of English and Humanities talks about herself as a writer at Stanford.

    • 59 min

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