ERIC Number: ED310417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Writing in America: Theory and Pedagogy.
Moxley, Joseph M., Ed.
Intended for high school and college teachers who are interested in how creative writing can be taught effectively, this book features the ideas of poets, novelists, editors, and playwrights on the fundamental aspects of their craft. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Notes from a Cell: Creative Writing Programs in Isolation" (Eve Shelnutt); (2) "Tearing Down the Walls: Engaging the Imagination" (Joseph M. Moxley); (3) "The Future of Creative Writing Programs" (George Garrett); (4) "Articles of Faith" (David Jauss); (5) "Assignment" (Ron Carlson); (6) "Guidelines and Exercises for Teaching Creative Writing" (John D. MacDonald); (7) "How a Writer Reads" (Stephen Minot); (8) "Writing for All Ages" (Elizabeth Winthrop); (9) "Unlearning to Write" (Donald M. Murray); (10)"Getting Started: Planning and Plotting the Novel" (Marion Zimmer Bradley); (11) "The Dynamics of Character" (Sheila Schwartz); (12) "Teaching Point of View" (Wayne Ude); (13) "Transforming Experience into Fiction: An Alternative to the Workshop" (Eve Shelnutt); (14) "One Writer's Apprenticeship" (Robert H. Abel); (15) "Teaching Dialogue" (William Holinger); (16) "Playing within Plays" (David Kranes); (17) "Teaching Poetry Writing Workshops for Undergraduates" (David St. John); (18) "Wearing the Shoe on the Other Foot" (Mimi Schwartz); (19) "'Midwifing the Craft'--Teaching Revision and Editing" (Alan Ziegler); (20) "The Book in the World" (Valerie Miner); (21) "Literary Magazines and the Writing Workshop" (DeWitt Henry); (22) "Creative Writers' Report: Mastering the Craft" (Ib J. Melchior and others); and (23) "A Writing Program Certain to Succeed" (Joseph M. Moxley). An appendix surveys Master of Fine Arts programs in American universities. (MS)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, High Schools, Higher Education, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.