Teaching Creative Writing is designed to showcase practical approaches developed by practitioners in the ever-growing community of writers in higher education.
Author: Elaine Walker
Publisher: Creative Writing Studies
Category: Creative writing (Higher education)
Teaching Creative Writing is designed to showcase practical approaches developed by practitioners in the ever-growing community of writers in higher education. Aimed at enabling those who teach the subject to review, borrow, and adapt ideas, the emphasis throughout is on diversity. 50 contributions from an international team of writers cover a variety of forms and genres and include traditional and innovative components of creative writing courses. Helen Gildfind, reviewing in TEXT (April 2013) writes: 'Teaching Creative Writing is obviously well suited to teachers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays. It offers a practical resource for teachers who are just starting out and lack the confidence or ideas required to create truly engaging classes. This book might even be useful for experienced teachers who suspect that their own methods have become repetitive and uninspiring, or who sense complacency creeping in to their classrooms through the stultifying effects of their own habits. Less obviously, this text has value for teachers because it emphasises and models the care required to structure classes in an engaging and purposeful manner. The book may even benefit creative writers themselves, for its huge bank of activities offer a means for writers to recover from writer's block, by providing defamiliarising writing tasks.'