Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught

Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today.

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today. Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes: · Guides to and case studies of workshop practice · Discussions on grading and the myth of “the easy A” · Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing · A new chapter on creative writing research · A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing · New chapters on identity and activism

Can it Really be Taught

Teachers solely responsible for creative writing, along with faculty and graduate students from all of English, will find great value in the thought-provoking essays within Can It Really Be Taught?

Author: Kelly Ritter

Publisher: Greenwood International

ISBN: UOM:39015069338013

Category: Education

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The process of creativity is shrouded in mystery and lore, but that doesn't mean that the teaching of creative writing has to remain in the dark. Can It Really Be Taught? shines a bright light on creative writing pedagogy, with a special focus on that hallmark of fiction and poetry classes everywhere - the workshop - in order to discover what works, what doesn't, and what is purely apocryphal. Can It Really Be Taught? offers a critical look at the pedagogical lore of creative writing that has been, up until now, accepted unquestioningly. Fifteen experienced teachers and researchers analyze long-accepted elements and theories of teaching creative writing, such as: workshop practices the canon of creative-writing craft books the criteria for grading (including the myth of the easy A) ways to use the mythologized presence of the writer in film. In examining these pedagogical practices and the thinking behind them, as well as the reasons for their popularity, Can It Really Be Taught? offers a range of best practices grounded in relevant theory and based on research, experience, and success. Teachers solely responsible for creative writing, along with faculty and graduate students from all of English, will find great value in the thought-provoking essays within Can It Really Be Taught? Let creativity have its mystery, but take the mystery out of teaching creative writing. Read Can It Really Be Taught? and join a new conversation on creative writing's fundamental importance to English studies.

The Place and the Writer

International Intersections of Teacher Lore and Creative Writing Pedagogy
Marshall Moore, Sam Meekings ... “It's Such a Good Feeling : Self-Esteem, the
Growth Mindset and Creative Writing ,” in Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught
?

Author: Marshall Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350127166

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The combined experience of authors throughout the ages offers a wealth of valuable information about the practice of creative writing. However, such lore can also be problematic for students and practitioners as it can be inherently additive, making it difficult to abandon processes that do not work. This adherence to lore also tends to be a US-centric endeavor. In order to take a nuanced approach to the uses and limitations of lore, The Place and the Writer offers a global perspective on creative writing pedagogy that has yet to be fully explored. Featuring a diverse array of cultural viewpoints from Brazil to Hong Kong, Finland to South Africa, this book explores the ongoing international debate about the best approaches for teaching and practicing creative writing. Marshall Moore and Sam Meekings challenge areas of perceived wisdom that persist in the field of creative writing, including aesthetics and politics in institutionalized creative writing; the process of workshopping; tuition and talent; anxiety in the classroom; unifying theory and lore; and teaching creative writing in languages other than English.

Complete Creative Writing Course

Your complete companion for writing creative fiction Chris Sykes. Introduction:
how to use this book 'Writing a poem is discovering.' Robert Frost ... Unfortunately
, no one knows what they Can creative writing really be learned or taught?

Author: Chris Sykes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471805547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL COURSE. The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises. Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

cocktail party where there are creative writing teachers present : ' But can creative
writing really be taught ? ' Conspicuously , indeed logically , absent from
discussions of how piano or oil painting techniques are transmitted , this question
has ...

Author: Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 185359847X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. It critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres, builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity and shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

The Geek s Guide to the Writing Life

In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to ...

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.

Exploring Signature Pedagogies

but rather use to justify departmental funding for the travel to the conference ,
because creative writers simply “ don ' t give ... it ' s no surprise that a recent
anthology on creative writing pedagogy still asks , as its title , Can it really be
taught ?

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015082766406

Category: Education

Page: 318

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How do individual disciplines foster deep learning, and get students to think like disciplinary experts? With contributions from the sciences, humanities, and the arts, this book critically explores how to best foster student learning within and across the disciplines.

Released Into Language

Professional poets and prose writers teach at the elementary and secondary
levels under the auspices of national and ... lax in the classroom and who
appears engaged in rarefied and irrelevant battles : Can creative writing really be
taught ?

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031236743

Category: Creative writing

Page: 233

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After a brief review of the history of college writing instruction, this book examines the undergraduate creative writing workshop. The book attempts to reweave the currently separate strands of college-level creative writing instruction and composition instruction in the belief that developments in these perhaps artificially separated areas can and should enrich each other. In design, the book should serve the students in the creative writing workshops to the extent that it asks their teachers to consider new ways of approaching their academic subject. Chapters in the book include: (1) "Writers in Motion"; (2) "Writers and Researchers on Writing"; (3) "Options in Design"; (4) "Generating Writing"; (5) "Ten Inventions and Variations": (6) "Collaborative Composing and Imitations"; (7) "Responding and Revising"; and (8) "Evaluating and Responding." (A 125-item annotated bibliography and response protocol sheets designed to help students complete creative writing critique sessions are attached.) (RS)

Fiction Writer s Market

One of the oddities of creative writing courses is that there exists no standard
theory on how to teach creative writing . Many people ask - even some creative
writing teachers — “ Can writing really be taught ? " No one asks that about
painting ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001109680

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Teaching Creative Writing

But it doespresenta modelfor acritical, personal stake in art, anditshows what can
come wheninspiration is followed beyond its first spark. ... D.G. Myers, The
ElephantsTeach: Creative Writing Since1880 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall,
1996 and 2006). ... In this, he takes usthrough the kindof rigorous selfreflection
that teachersof Creative Writing really need, asking us toreconsider the
criticalbasesof ...

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

Queen s Quarterly

Even a better - disposed reader might close its pages with the weary question : "
Can creative writing really be taught ? ” Mr . Don Wolfe , the editor , is sure that
creative writing can be taught . In an introduction which zips with professionalism
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210974759

Category: Electronic journals

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Writing on the Edge

Patrick Bizzaro , a poet and academic writer , offers one last example of reading
as a writer . ... One of the things I've noticed in my creative writing classes is that
people come in there as very good readers and they want to ... When I asked
Janice Lauer , a much - celebrated teacher of writing , what aspect of the writing
process can not be taught , she responded : " You can't really teach an individual
style ...

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ISBN: WISC:89101620086

Category: English language

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Finding the Words

Do you normally teach writing ? SM : I prefer teaching literature courses ; I don ' t
teach writing very often . I ' m not comfortable about teaching creative writing
because I don ' t really believe that creative writing can be taught . Creative
writing ...

Author: Nancy L. Bunge

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009040117

Category: Authors as teachers

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Interviews with sixteen writers cover their materials, methods, responsibilities, politics, philosophy, style, influences, and aims

Slithery Snakes and Other Aids to Children s Writing

In each case , however , if the writing is truly the individuals , if it shows a flash of
something beyond the commonplace , it is creative . Can Creative Writing Be
Taught ? We say that it really can be taught - just as the other creative arts are —
but ...

Author: Walter Thomas Petty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015010932716

Category: Education

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Sequoia

Come now , can you really teach creative writing ? ” asks doubting Thomas , and
will not stay for an answer . I would not answer him even if he stayed , for the
question is absurd . Of course you can teach creative writing - to people with
some ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012268368

Category: College prose

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Creative Writing and the New Humanities

This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415332214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Creative Ways to Teach English Grades 7 to 12

582 – 85 How the keeping of daily journals by the student may be used as a
basis for interesting writing . ... teacher who is interested in stimulating really
creative writing by students . of English , 1944 Various ways of encouraging
children to write effectively , with many illustrations of pupil response . ... 10 (
November , 1960 ) Contains valuable symposium on the question “ Can creative
writing be taught ?

Author: Don M. Wolfe

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4487999

Category: English language

Page: 554

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Creative Composition

This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers.

Author: Danita Berg

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093632

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not 'Can writing be taught?' but 'How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?'

School Library Journal

Reading Like a Writer : A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who
Want to Write Them . Prose , Francine . HarperCollins , 2006. ISBN 0-06-077704-
4 . $ 23.95 . - Jackie Collins . But can creative writing really be taught ?

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ISBN: PSU:000055182492

Category: Children's libraries

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Four Quarters

Creative writing courses can only do what they can do , but it is a foolish observer
who claims that they can do nothing , just as ... What one can teach are certain
mechanical shortcuts to professional status , and one can hope to point out what
seem lapses ... I think that creative writing courses in graduate schools have
really ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030601031

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