The Future for Creative Writing

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John Wiley & Sons, May 27, 2014 - Education - 160 pages
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This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field.

  • Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities
  • Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication
  • Examines how new technology, notably the internet and cell phones, is changing the ways in which creative work is undertaken and produced
  • Addresses such topics as writing as a cultural production, the education of a creative writer, the changing nature of communication, and different attitudes to empowerment

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About the author (2014)

Graeme Harper is a Professor of Creative Writing and Dean of The Honors College at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. A writer of fiction and a scriptwriter, he is an honorary professor in the United Kingdom, and was inaugural Chair of the Higher Education Committee at the UK’s National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). He is the editor of The Companion to Creative Writing (Wiley Blackwell, 2013) and author of Inside Creative Writing: Interviews with Contemporary Writers (2012) and On Creative Writing (2010). He serves as editor for New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.

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