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Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? : Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (Paperback)

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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today.

Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes:

· Guides to and case studies of workshop practice· Discussions on grading and the myth of “the easy A”· Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing· A new chapter on creative writing research· A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing· New chapters on identity and activism

Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is supported by a companion website at, including extensive links to online resources, teaching case studies and lesson plans.

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