Table of Contents

Cover; Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Preliminary Matters; CHAPTER TWO: Strategies; CHAPTER THREE: Observation; CHAPTER FOUR: Genesis & Metamorphosis; CHAPTER FIVE: Conversation & Dialogue; CHAPTER SIX: Memoir Writing; CHAPTER SEVEN: Group Activities; Bibliography; Credits; For years, Robert Wolf traveled around the Midwest and the South teaching small town folk, farmers, and homeless individuals to write about their lives through poems, essays and fiction. Through his own small publishing company, Free River Press, Wolf published these stories of the forgotten parts of America. In 1999, Oxford published an anthology of his students' works in a volume entitled American Mosaic: Poetry and Prose by Everyday Folk.Now, we have Jump Start--a concise guide that offers Wolf's writing techniques from his Free River Press workshops across the country. Rooted in the oral t