"The Writer's Presence collects the very best readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics. With selections that span different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, The Writer's Presence shines a spotlight foremost on writers who establish a strong presence and whose writing will encourage you to explore your own. This book includes readings and assignments you need in order to do your work. You can't pass your course without it." -- back cover.