Tag Archives: creative writing

Q&A with Michael Dean Clark

By | August 29, 2018

Michael Dean Clark answered a few questions about Creative Writing Innovations, now available in paperback. How would you describe your book in one sentence? I’d describe our book as 16 instigations toward conceiving the study of creative writing outside the assumption that traditional approaches like the workshop model are inherently best practices and must be… Read More »

Unprettying: Writing, Nature, and Climate Change

By | July 12, 2018

Guest post by Amy Weldon, excerpted from The Writer’s Eye: Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers In 2007, a revised edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary replaced words associated with nature – including acorn, catkin, kingfisher, nectar, and pasture – with words associated with white-collar, adult-driven technology, including block-graph, bullet-point, committee, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail.[1] When asked about… Read More »

The State of the MFA

By | June 14, 2018

Guest post by Seth Abramson For applicants to MFA and Ph.D. programs in creative writing, 2018 is at once the best of times and the worst of times. It’s the best of times because there are more such programs than ever before—so there’s likely a quality program nearby, wherever you live—and because more MFA and… Read More »

Find your summer reading!

By | June 6, 2018

Summer is upon us, and that means the semester is over and so is required reading. Now’s your chance to pick up a book you’re excited to read instead of one you’re teaching for the seventh time. Whether you’re researching or relaxing this summer, we have plenty of books to keep you occupied (and perhaps… Read More »

The Necessity of Revisions

By | May 23, 2018

Guest post by Sean Prentiss and Joe Wilkins, adapted from Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology There’s a wicked myth about environmental writing (or any creative writing, really): that the great writer ascend the mountain to wait for inspiration to strike. Once it does strike, the writer simply transcribes that revelation verbatim, and… Read More »

Q&A with Janelle Adsit

By | November 14, 2017

Janelle Adsit answered a few questions about her new book, Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing: Threshold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing exposes hidden biases of the creative writing curriculum and suggests principles that can counter these biases within the classroom.… Read More »