Diana P.  Glyer dglyer
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Monrovia, CA 91016
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Diana Glyer, Ph.D., is intrigued by the creative process, particularly the way that creativity thrives within small groups and creative clusters. She holds degrees in art, education, literature, and composition. She has published extensively on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Joy Davidman, and the Inklings. Her interests include: Teaching, Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, World Literature, History of the English language, The Inklings, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien

Profile/Bio: Diana Glyer has degrees in art, composition, education, and literature, and currently teaches English at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Her warmth and enthusiasm in the classroom have earned her the Chase A. Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award.

Her new book is The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community . In it, she gives an inside look at what took place when these writers met to encourage each other and criticize drafts of work in progress. But even though she focuses her attention on Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings, the real subject of this book is the creative process— understanding how writers and other creative artists can urge one another on to creative breakthroughs and life-long productivity.

The Company They Keep has only been out for a few months, but it has already been noticed by reviewers who admire its fresh insights into the subject and also the engaging way that it is written:

“Diana Glyer's well-chosen quotes bring these men alive. A young scholar new to the Inklings' work could enjoy this book and follow the arguments with as much enthusiasm as those of us long acquainted with these writers.” The SF Site

“The Company They Keep is a marvelous book - fascinating, enjoyable, vastly informative and full of leads for future study. Diana Glyer should be congratulated on the heroically comprehensive scholarship, which makes it an indispensable resource. For me, however, reading it was pure enjoyment! - diving into another and delightful world. It is simply a tremendous reading experience.” Bruce G. Charlton, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of Medical Hypotheses

“Diana Glyer sees the hidden currents that serve as influences among writers, which makes this book as much a study about the act of writing in community as it is about the Inklings themselves. In other words, one need not be interested in the Inklings to be drawn in. It’s a fascinating case-study in group dynamics and the creative process, and because the two main subjects of the book, Tolkien and Lewis, also happen to be two of the past century’s most important writers, the book serves as a lens into the mechanism of genius as well.” APU Research Reporter

The Company They Keep is available for purchase at Amazon.com. For more information about Diana Glyer and her publications, visit http:www.theplaceofthelion.com.

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