Letters to a Young Artist
From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise.
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Review: Letters to a Young ArtistUser Review - Susan Conley - Goodreads
I love books that talk art and the making of art and do it in a way that inspires people to get out there and start working. This book has given me ideas to bring into the various writing classrooms I find myself in. Read full review
Review: Letters to a Young ArtistUser Review - Ahmad Moshrif - Goodreads
not much ... but I really liked when she talks about discipline, here is the key takeaway by Maria Popova from brainpickings.org: She (ADS) recounts an encounter with the son of Melvin van Peebles, a ... Read full review