In this episode we interview professor Diana Glyer, author of BANDERSNATCH: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings on how creativity works in community.
We live in a culture that treats creativity as a solitary endeavor involving a single artist and no one else. As a result, many creatives believe that to practice their craft requires virtual isolation, separated from outside feedback or encouragement to help them on their way. Diana Glyer’s new book breaks this mold in suggesting that creativity thrives in community, and offers some perspective and tools to break free from this trap.
Diana Glyer is an award-winning writer and a leading expert on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their collaborative community known as the Inklings.
Her new book titled BANDERSNATCH: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings looks more specifically at the collaborative aspect of creativity and how it can enhance creative works not just in writing but in a wide variety of disciplines.
Resources mentioned during the show:
The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community
by Diana Pavlac Glyer
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.
Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention Paperback – by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
And you can find Diana at
Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign to create the audio book at
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