Creative Writing in the Community

Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing.

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441148667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.

Creative Writing

The book offers both a detailed ethnographic study and a careful historical account of creative writing in cultural policy and educational provision, and provides a contextual framework that highlights the contribution of adult education to ...

Author: Rebecca O'Rourke

Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing

ISBN: 1862011613

Category: Education

Page: 263

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Creative Writing: Education, Culture and Community offers the first conceptual account of creative writing, one of the most popular â?? and controversial â?? educational subjects. Oâ??Rourke, a long-established member of the creative writing community, provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the issues and tensions associated with creative writing and puts them in the context of current policy debates. These debates include how best to manage, teach and learn creative writing; how to value and evaluate these activities; and the interface between arts activity and educational inclusiveness. This compelling and lucid text argues that the current dominance of educational values and processes in cultural policy is problematic for advocates of cultural action as a catalyst for radical social change. The book offers both a detailed ethnographic study and a careful historical account of creative writing in cultural policy and educational provision, and provides a contextual framework that highlights the contribution of adult education to cultural change and community development.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing covers such genres as: · Autobiographical writing · Short fiction · Poetry · Screenwriting · Writing for performance · Writing for digital media With practical guidance on writing ...

Author: Tara Mokhtari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472578464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Through a structured series of practical writing exercises – perfect for the classroom, the writer's workshop or as a starting point for a portfolio of work – the book builds the student writer from the first explorations of their own voice, through to mastery of a wide range of genres and forms. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing covers such genres as: · Autobiographical writing · Short fiction · Poetry · Screenwriting · Writing for performance · Writing for digital media With practical guidance on writing scholarly critiques of your own work and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, this book is an essential manual for any introductory creative writing course and a practical companion for more advanced writers.

Creative Writing

The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based ...

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 185041078X

Category: Creative writing

Page: 164

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By Sue Thomas www.suethomas.net In the early 1990s there were very few creative writing degrees in the UK but lots of creative writing workshops in the community. Many writers, including me, taught creative writing in libraries, prisons, hospitals, schools, even living rooms. The students were hugely varied, from enthusiastic poets to prospective autobiographers and hopeful screenwriters and everything in between. I’m no longer involved in that way but such groups are still very popular, and they often provide a valuable income for self-employed writers. The idea for ‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ came from a collaboration between East Midlands Arts and the University of Nottingham’s Department of Adult Education, both now defunct. Its aim was to support creative writing teachers by collecting the wisdom of those East Midlands writers who were already involved in the practice. Many writers who teach writing have no formal training in teaching or facilitation and can find very few resources to help them when they’re starting out, or support them as they develop their skills. The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based resources but a lot of it will still be useful. I especially like the inspiring vignettes by writers Catherine Byron, Kevin Fegan, Martin Glynn, Jacek Laskowski and Kathy Page.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

Chapter 10 Writing in the community and academy All of us who write work out of a conviction that we are participating in some sort of communal activity . Whether my role is writing , or reading and responding , might not be very ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521547547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty First Century

This book offers twelve different approaches to the teaching of creative writing to supplement or replace traditional workshop pedagogy.

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiqui�tous in writing programs across the na�tion. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Cen�tury, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather together contributing experts from both creative writing and composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established peda�gogies-- to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing work�shop. Contributors in this volume pres�ent fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogi�cal ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either to supple�ment the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike.

Discovering Creative Writing

celebrations of events, highlighting of notable features of daily life, observations on strengths and weaknesses, comments on who we are and why we are and what we do – writing in the community is a term used for a considerable range of ...

Author: Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788928489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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This is a book about discovering how you do creative writing. How you begin, how you structure, how your writing process works, how a work embodies movement and change, what influences you, and, ultimately, how you end. Discovering Creative Writing points you toward clues that can assist you in understanding your own creative writing as well as the creative writing of others. This book is both a practical guide and a critical examination that empowers the reader to find things out and use that information to develop and support their own creative writing. This book will enable students of creative writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to deepen their understanding of their practice, and will be a valuable guide and inspiration for anyone wishing to begin, continue, or improve their writing.

Creative Writing DeMYSTiFied

The book introduces you to general creative writing terms and craft as well as genre specific terms and craft elements.

Author: Sheila Bender

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071737005

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Whether for high school, college or pleasure creative writing, you need to know the basic elements of the craft. Creative Writing DeMYSTiFieD gives you helpful suggestions for evaluating your work for freshness and originality and offers scores of exercises, techniques, samples and websites to access more. The book introduces you to general creative writing terms and craft as well as genre specific terms and craft elements. Creative Writing DeMYSTiFieD lets you work at your own pace and provides: -An overview of the creative writing field today and its history -Insights from top writers in the creative writing subgenres -Exercises by professionals in all the subgenres -Answers to questions creative writers have -Resources for revising and finishing your work

The Influence of Creativity on Writing

This book was inspired by ten creative writers in a creative writing class offered by Nashville Community Education and taught by Oluwakemi Elufiede.

Author: Nashville Education

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523745436

Category:

Page: 130

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The Influence of Creativity on Writing is an anthology of multiple unique individuals. Each person's own creativity plays an integral part in how they write, what they write, and why they write. This reflects their individual creativity. Writing influences our creativity, just like creativity influences our writing. Practice your creativity, and your writing will open doors to numerous ideas and knowledge. Practice your writing, and your creativity brings intrigue, beauty and thought. If painting causes the viewer to think, then writing causes the reader to think. The Influence of Creativity on Writing demonstrates the wonder of words and the many different ways they can be stitched together. As you read each contribution, think about and listen to the creative influences brought by each writer. This anthology includes various types of writing styles, such as short stories, poetry, newspaper articles and playwriting. This book was inspired by ten creative writers in a creative writing class offered by Nashville Community Education and taught by Oluwakemi Elufiede. The course emphasizes the discovery of imaginative writing abilities through creative and innovation activities. Activities include icebreakers, team-building, power writing, progressive stories, writing prompts, peer story reviews, peer review sessions, read-aloud and group discussion. Through these adventures, writers are able to analyze, synthesize and think critically about literary styles in relation to their writing style.

Creative Writing

When selected carefully, new technologies allow creative writers to focus on writing – and creativity – in their drafting ... Similar to traditional writing groups, social media communities offer inspiration, motivation and feedback for ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137609571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This stimulating edited collection focuses on the practice of revision across all creative writing genres, providing a guide to the modes and methods of drafting, revising and editing. Offering an overview of how creative writing is generated and improved, the chapters address questions of how creative writers revise, why editing is such a crucial part of the creative process and how understanding the theories underpinning revision can enhance writers' projects. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of creative writing, along with all creative writers looking to hone and polish their craft.

Teaching Creative Writing to Second Language Learners

A class syllabus, like a creative piece, is a living document, and if you feel like you need to shield your students from something, ... One reason that creative writing classes function well is the community of writers.

Author: Ryan Thorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467406

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This timely and accessible book offers engaging guidance to teachers of second language students on teaching creative writing in their classrooms. Creative writing is a tool that can inspire second language learners to write more, play with language, and enjoy and improve not only their writing, but also their speaking, listening, and reading skills. Addressing the expectations and perceptions of writing in another language, Thorpe demonstrates how to foster successful creative writing environments and teach and assess creative writing in a way that is tailored to the distinct needs of non-native speakers. Covering key topics such as cultural storytelling, voice, genre, and digital composition, assessment, and more, Thorpe shares successful creative writing instructional practices informed by current research in creative writing and second language education. Each chapter includes insights, advice, and student examples that can help new teachers take their first steps in more reflective second language creative writing classroom. An invaluable resource for instructors of non-native students and an ideal text for pre-service teachers in courses in TESOL, writing instruction, and applied linguistics, this book invites you to use creative writing not only as a successful method for teaching L2 writing, but also as a way to improve student motivation and output, for more effective language learning.

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

This book is really a must-have for therapists and others in the creative arts, so that you can see how the workings of the human mind can be displayed through the arts.

Author: Fiona Sampson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846420598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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'This book is really a must-have for therapists and others in the creative arts, so that you can see how the workings of the human mind can be displayed through the arts. Even with serious illness, the mind can talk. And that is the point of the book'. - Metapsychology Online Book Reviews 'The references cited at the end of each chapter are instructive and useful with some contributors drawing on memoirs and creative work and others on textbooks and papers. As Fiona points out in her introduction, those with an interest in the field - which includes clinicians, patients, arts managers, psychotherapists, writers, occupational therapists, teachers - I am sure you can add to the list - inevitably speak different languages, reflecting their different priorities. I agree with her argument that this contributes to a healthy diversity of practice that may offer "something for everyone" and we should resist narrow definitions. The challenge for those of us in the field is to locate ourselves on this strange and exciting map and to chart our own experiences in whatever languages are appropriate. Conferences, such as Strange Baggage and the increasingly popular Lapidus annual event provide an excellent opportunity to journey beyond our usual borders to exchange travellers' tales with our colleagues'. - Lapidus 'An incisive collection of essays and case studies, where theory is applied to practical goals: working out methods for how to help and understand those with problems threatening their sanity or stability. Creative expression can contribute to personal and community health.' - Writing in Education 'Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is full of experience of working with patients with dementia, hospital, hospice and occupational therapy patients, and those in primary care. This is innovative work - deeply helpful to the patients, illuminatively described.' - The British Journal of General Practice This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Principally exploring poetry and story writing and telling, case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. Complementing these insights, theory-based contributions provide context, comparing different arts therapies using psychoanalytic and phenomenological theories of art and ideas, assessing the value of creative writing in a health care setting, examining methods of training therapists and looking at the aims of creative writing in terms of self development. This holistic approach ensures that Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is an essential guide for health care professionals and others seeking to use creative writing in therapeutic settings.

Imaginative Teaching through Creative Writing

Justin Longacre Toledo School for the Arts Although I enjoy seeing my students grow as writers in the classroom, one of the unexpected joys of teaching high school creative writing has been witnessing the writing community of my ...

Author: Amy Ash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350152694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Growing out of recent pedagogical developments in creative writing studies and perceived barriers to teaching the subject in secondary education schools, this book creates conversations between secondary and post-secondary teachers aimed at introducing and improving creative writing instruction in teaching curricula for young people. Challenging assumptions and lore regarding the teaching of creative writing, this book examines new and engaging techniques for infusing creative writing into all types of language arts instruction, offering inclusive and pedagogically sound alternatives that consider the needs of a diverse range of students. With careful attention given to creative writing within current standards-based educational systems, Imaginative Teaching Through Creative Writing confronts and offers solutions to the perceived difficulty of teaching the subject in such environments. Divided into two sections, section one sees post-secondary instructors address pedagogical techniques and concerns such as workshop, revision, and assessment before section two explores hands-on activities and practical approaches to instruction. Focusing on an invaluable and underrepresented area of creative writing studies, this book begins a much-needed conversation about the future of creative writing instruction at all levels and the benefits of collaboration across the secondary/post-secondary divide.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

'Before asking how students can better write "good" poems,' Green writes, 'I propose we look beyond the gaze of the ... In order to achieve such community service, Green argues, Creative Writing requires a greater engagement with ...

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134320844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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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.