Spreading the Word

Poetry and the Survival of Community in America

Author: Ross Talarico

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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In 1985 poet Ross Talarico began a grassroots program in creative expression in Rochester, New York. As the program came together, so did the community—young and old, poor and privileged, even those who could not read or write but wanted to tell their stories. This book is a testimony to the poetry that experience produced. An exhilarating account of a successful experiment in promoting community self-expression, Spreading the Word interweaves the participants’ stories with Talarico’s own life, his struggle as a poet, and the drama of his workshops. The book will be both a resource and an inspiration for teachers of writing, writers, and those who simply wish to learn to write. Drawing on his workshops in Rochester, Talarico describes a unique approach for eliciting poetry from people of many ages and backgrounds—particularly underpriviledged urban kids and the elderly. The process—from dialogue to self-expression to publication to public event—illuminates the urgency and meaning of releasing the spirit captured in each man and woman and child’s experience. "Some people say that Ross Talarico has done the impossible," the Today Show remarked of his success in Rochester; and with this book Talarico offers the same opportunity to others. Teachers, community leaders, parents, and children will be able to follow his practical, hands-on approach to encouraging self-expression in diverse, even unlikely, settings. They will see here how poetry is indeed relevant, ever more crucial to our identity as the culture evolves—how it is, finally, the place where the inarticulate can come to speak for themselves.

Spreading the Word

The Welsh Language 2001

Author: John Aitchison,Harold Carter

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 9780862437145

Category: History

Page: 160

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The Welsh language and the 2001 census - an analysis of the state of the Welsh language at a crucial turning point in its long history.

Spreading the Word

A History of Information in the California Gold Rush

Author: Richard Thomas Stillson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243251

Category: History

Page: 274

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A study of the ways in which Americans from the east, who traveled to the "gold country" of California in 18491851, obtained and used information.

Spreading the Word

Editors on Poetry

Author: Stephen Corey,Warren Slesinger

Publisher: Bench Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Essays. Poetics. Compiled by Stephen Corey and Warren Slesinger. In these essays, the editors of twenty literary magazines discuss the philosophy and practice of selecting poems. Written especially for this collection, each of the essays combines practical information with insightful commentary on the nature of writing and editing and contains an exemplary poem by a contemporary poet. Of interest to those who consider sending out their poems for publication as well as students, teachers, and poets in search of a reliable source of information for creative writing courses. Editors from the following magazines contributed to the revised edition: Alaska Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Arttioch Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, Chelsea, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, Hiram Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Laurel Review, Lesbian Review, Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, Many Mountains Moving, New Letters,

Spreading the Word Further

Guidelines for Disseminating Development Research

Author: Julie Fisher

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 1843800470

Category: Social sciences

Page: 58

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Getting research findings out to those who stand to benefit from them is now widely recognised as a crucial aspect of any research project. This book is a product of the second phase of a DFID-funded KaR project that is aimed at increasing the impact of research through improved dissemination of the research process and findings. It develops the ideas from phase one of the project ' Spreading the Word: Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemination Strategies'.

Spreading the Word

Groundings in the Philosophy of Language

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019824651X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to many central aspects of the philosophy of language, among them representation, rule following, convention, intention and thought, realism, and particularly the substantial issues in the philosophy of truth and reference.

Spreading the Word

The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Peter J. Wosh

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501711458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Civil war, the completion of transcontinental railroads, rapid urbanization and industrialization, the rise of managerial capitalism, and new entanglements abroad rent the fabric of life in nineteenth-century America. Through all the turmoil, the American Bible Society thrived. This engaging book tells how a modest antebellum reform agency responded to cataclysmic social change and grew to be a nonprofit corporate bureaucracy that managed, among other projects, what was one of the largest publishing houses in the United States.

Spreading the Word

Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemination Strategies : Interim Findings

Author: Darren Saywell,Andrew Cotton

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 0906055636

Category: Diffusion of innovations

Page: 76

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This document reviews the interim findings from Phase 1 of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project (R7127) concerning the development of practical guidelines for research dissemination strategies. Results from a review of literature, case study analysis and interviews with key informants are discussed. The purpose of Phase 1 is to understand current thinking and approaches to dissemination of research as adopted by sector based agencies both in the UK and internationally. This facilitates an initial analysis of common dissemination strategies used, problems and constraints experienced, and factors that aid effective dissemination. This in turn is used to provide tentative guidance for research contractors and DFID alike for dissemination of projects.

Spreading the Word

Language and Dialect in America

Author: John H. McWhorter

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 83

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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

Spread the word

How much are you willing to sacrifice for your love?

Author: Stefan Isaiah

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844256253

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The author tells his story which happened from October 2012 till February 2013. He is online on Skype and meets the woman of his dreams. Both feel immediately a deep connection (soul mates), and share the same belief as Christians. They are chatting and mailing daily, and after some weeks of falling in love she asks him for some help and support, and in full belief and blind in love he almost sacrifices his life. How he survives, how their relationship changes, and how his belief in God helps him through; that's what the story is about.

Malihambe

Let the Word Spread

Author: J. A. Millard

Publisher: University of South Africa

ISBN: 9781868880522

Category: Clergy

Page: 77

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This is a collection of profiles of 30 African church leaders from different denominations. The first missionaries, the Moravians, established a mission station in South Africa as early as 1737, but it was only after 1800 that work by various missionary societies and denominations really began. Although the missionaries were dedicated to the task of spreading the Gospel, the Christian church would not have been planted so successfully without the help of indigenous South African converts who were familiar with the language and culture of the people to whom they preached. These men and women were every bit as dedicated to spreading the Gospel as the missionaries, but little is known about their work. In official documents they were sometimes referred to as 'evangelists'. There are also only a few profiles of women in this collection because so little information has been recorded about them.

Acts of the Apostles

Spreading the Word

Author: Lawrence R. Farley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936270620

Category: Bible

Page: 346

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Fr. Lawrence Farley explores the Acts of the Apostles as St. Luke's sequel to his Gospel--an apology for the Christian Faith as the fulfillment of Judaism, a gospel for all peoples, and a faith that poses no threat to Roman government or society. It's also the greatest adventure story of all time.About the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series: This commentary was written for your grandmother and for your plumber. That is, it was written for the average layperson, for the nonprofessional who feels a bit intimidated by the presence of copious footnotes, long bibliographies, and all those other things which so enrich the lives of academics. Working from a literal translation of the original Greek, this commentary examines the text section by section, explaining its meaning in everyday language. Written from an Orthodox and patristic perspective, it maintains a balance between the devotional and the exegetical, feeding both the heart and the mind.

Countdown

Spreading the Word

Author: Michael Wylie,Damian Eadie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233999760

Category: Countdown (Television programme)

Page: 249

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Detailing the programme's fascinating origins, this book reveals the personalities behind the ever-popular Countdown. As well as humorous profiles on the show's core presenters, there are insights into everyone involved with the show: from the production executives to the audience warm up man. Spreading the Word takes the reader behind the scenes on the Countdown set for the very first time. Following a typical day in the Countdown studio, author's (and the show's producers) Michael Wylie and Damian Eadie reveal the studio gaffs and cock-ups that never made it to air. From celebrity tales of their own Countdown experiences, through profiles of the Countdown Gods and Goddesses, to a nationwide tour of Countdown fans as the reader is taken on the road for the programme's auditions, meet all the people involved in making the programme the success it is. Packed full of anecdotes and stories, the experiences of everyone from the famous faces to those that never made it, this is an hilarious vivid and surprisingly honest journey behind the scenes at Countdown.And there's all the factual information you could ever want on the show: the classic games and results, a list of celebrities that have appeared on the show, a list of every contestant, the winners and runners-up. Irreverent in tone, and hilariously funny, Countdown: Spreading the Word is the compelling and mind-bending companion to this classic series and the only book tied to the series to take the reader behind-the-scenes, into the unique world of Countdown.

Joyfully Spreading the Word

Sharing the Good News of Jesus

Author: Kathleen Nielson,Gloria Furman

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433559463

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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You can be a part of the spread of the gospel in the world. Here are theological reflections and real stories from women from across the world who are eagerly sharing the good news of Jesus wherever God has placed them—showing us just how possible it is to follow Jesus’s call to evangelism in our ordinary, everyday lives.

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary

Spreading the Light of God's Word into Your Life

Author: Earl D. Radmacher,Ronald B. Allen,H. W. House

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587346

Category: Religion

Page: 1872

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A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.

Delivering the Word

Preaching and Exegesis in the Western Christian Tradition

Author: William John Lyons,Isabella Sandwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543998

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Biblical texts have been used consistently in sermons throughout Christian history. Preachers have transformed the texts into an aural experience, using them to evangelize, educate, edify, exhort, or even terrify, their audiences. Sermons have enabled Scripture to be communicated to people from a wide range of social backgrounds. 'Delivering the Word' examines the power of preaching and its reception across two millennia of homilies: from St Paul, Origen, Chrysostom, Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen to Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Chris Brain. In its exploration of the impact of the sermon on the interpretation of Scripture, 'Delivering the Word' will be of interest to students of biblical and religious studies.

Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal

Author: Many Authors

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 1568549334

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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In magazine format, this publication will guide pastoral ministers in every aspect of readying the parish for the revised texts of the Mass.

Print and Power in France and England, 1500-1800

Author: David Adams,Adrian Armstrong

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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What was the relationship between power and the public sphere in early modern society? How did the printed media inform this relationship? Contributors to this volume address those questions by examining the interaction of print and power in France and England during the 'hand-press period'. The central themes covered in this volume include reading and control; propaganda and its (re-)uses; the Academy; and clientism and faction.

The Seven Principles of WOM and Buzz Marketing

Crossing the Tipping Point

Author: Panos Mourdoukoutas,George J. Siomkos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642021107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Why are word-of-mouth campaigns effective for some products, while failing for others? Which group of consumers should be the target of viral marketing efforts, and how can you turn word of mouth into buzz? Panos Mourdoukoutas and George J Siomkos provide the answers! The transformation of a desire for a product into an "epidemic" was, is and will always be the dream of each and every marketer. For some marketers this dream becomes reality. For others it remains simply a fantasy. "The Seven Principles of WOM and Buzz Marketing" offers the essential tools – seven simple steps – to launch an effective WOM and buzz campaign that helps products to cross the tipping point and to reach the mass market: Begin with the consumers Be innovative Target the right group Create the right message Find the right environment