The African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS) initiates and encourages critical dialogue, scholarly publications, conferences, programs, and projects devoted to the study of the African American Literature and Culture.
The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.
In addition to hosting an annual convention and sustaining one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities, the MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) was established in 2000 to promote and advance the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication.
Resources for Writing Careers
Careers in Writing by Blythe CamensonUseful for both first-time job hunters and those looking to change careers from exploring the rewarding paths outlined in this book. It provides overviews of a range of professions and advice covering the job-search process, which show readers how to launch a successful career of their choice.
Call Number: PN151 .C279 2001
Publication Date: 2000
How to Be a Writer: Secrets from the Inside by Stewart FerrisIn this updated and expanded edition, Stewart Ferris uses his industry know-how to give you all the tips, tricks and inside knowledge you will need to become a successful writer, covering all types of writing from books to scripts and beyond. This accessible and informative guide is packed with advice to equip you with the skills you need to launch a writing career: * Using your 'voice' as your USP * Learning to love criticism * Surprising solutions to writer's block * Avoiding submission blunders * Using e-publishing to sell your work So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pen, open your laptop and fire up your imagination. Whichever tools you choose, the time to start is now.
Publication Date: 2013
Opportunities in Writing Careers by Elizabeth Foote-SmithFrom skill and training requirements to salary figures, this practical guide provides an overview of the job possibilities in writing careers. It helps you: determine the specialty, from poetry to journalism to technical writing; acquire knowledge of the writing industry; and, find out what kind of salary you can expect for various jobs.