Teaching Creative Writing

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Graeme Harper
Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 23, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 188 pages
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Teaching Creative Writing is a collection of twelve essays written by international experts in the field, with a critical introduction by Graeme Harper to the teaching and learning of the subject. The book includes:


 Responding positively to genre-specific challenges
 Considering learning styles and teaching techniques
 Actively approaching creative writing in universities and colleges
 Assessing the creative writing workshop and individual learning
 Relating practice and criticism: new work in the field
 Recommendations by authors of notable books/resources.


Contributors cover the writing of short fiction, poetry, the novel, work for film, TV and radio, creative non-fiction, writing for the stage, writing for children and young adults, new media writing, the critical-creative cross-over, workshops, and key issues in creative writing research.

Tightly focused around typical course modules, innovative and lucidly written, this will be the essential book for teachers and learners of creative writing in higher education.

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About the author (2006)

Graeme Harper is Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries at Bangor University, UK. He is Editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. His most recent novels are Moon Dance (Parlor, 2008) and Small Maps of the World (Parlor, 2006). His previous book for Continuum was Teaching Creative Writing (Continuum, 2006).

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