On the Teaching of Creative Writing: Responses to a Series of Questions

On the Teaching of Creative Writing Responses to a Series of Questions One of America s finest writers talks about the difficulties rewards and importance of teaching creative writing Wallace Stegner writes the language itself is an inheritance a shared wealth It may

  • Title: On the Teaching of Creative Writing: Responses to a Series of Questions
  • Author: Wallace Stegner Edward Connery Lathem
  • ISBN: 9780874518436
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Teaching of Creative Writing: Responses to a Series of Questions

    One of America s finest writers talks about the difficulties, rewards, and importance of teaching creative writing Wallace Stegner writes the language itself is an inheritance, a shared wealth It may be played with, stretched, forced, bent but I, as a writer or teacher, must never assume that it is mine It is ours, the living core, as well as the instrument, ofOne of America s finest writers talks about the difficulties, rewards, and importance of teaching creative writing Wallace Stegner writes the language itself is an inheritance, a shared wealth It may be played with, stretched, forced, bent but I, as a writer or teacher, must never assume that it is mine It is ours, the living core, as well as the instrument, of the culture I derive from, resist, challenge, and ultimately serve nobody can teach anyone else to have a talent All a teacher can do is set high goals for students or get them to set them for themselves and, then, try to help them reach those goals A half century s wisdom on teaching and learning creative writing is distilled in this brief discussion by one of America s pre eminent authors Anyone who has taught or participated in a creative writing class will find Stegner s insights invaluable.

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    One thought on “On the Teaching of Creative Writing: Responses to a Series of Questions

    1. Kevin

      An engaging interview with Stegner that reveals a wonderful evolution of creative writing instruction in this country. It's especially fascinating to have studied creative writing at university in it's current form and to understand, from Stegner's summary, how we got here. Additionally, Stegner's explication of pedagogy and classroom management reinforce good teaching practices that I hear/read about today. It's wonderful to see how some things have changed, while others--time tested methods--h [...]

    2. Jessie

      Lovely little 45-minute read; interview style; crisp and clear; Stegner gives a succinct history of creative writing in the academy which reminded me how new the MFA concept really is; seems very respectful as a teacher, taking students seriously. For me, this bit shows great respect & care: “The internal part is the student’s own business. Only he or she knows what is intended; only he or she can perform or realize it. A teacher should understand that intention, but not try to control i [...]

    3. Corey Ryan

      If only there were more intellectuals in the public education sector we (who teach literacy) would be reading this, stretching our own understanding of our own processes and needs in order to help those students who we teach. I much rather have a literacy coach, principal or colleague hand me this than some photocopied pages out of an "eduacation" book that has some phrase including writing all over the front with a picture of a teacher hunched over a desk while a group of students write diligen [...]

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