Creative Writing: Traditions, Practices, and Myths

Creative Writing: Traditions, Practices, and Myths

We will explore and respond to the myths surrounding the learning and teaching of creative writing as a discipline.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:00am

Lesley University's MFA in Creative Writing presents: Writing Traditions, Practices & Myth

On this panel, we will explore and respond to the myths surrounding the learning and teaching of creative writing as a discipline. Topics may include role models (the solitary genius, the reclusive eccentric writer), the writing workshop, the literary canon, objectivity, isolation of creative writing from other disciplines, and perennial questions such as — Can writing be taught and its pedagogies effectively evaluated? We’ll ask panelists to share what myths and realities they encountered when they were taught, and reflect on what it means to be a writer as well as a teacher of creative writing in the academy today.

Moderators: Danielle Legros Georges and Janet Pocorobba

Panelists: Jami Brandli, Joan Houlihan, Chris Lynch, Kyoko Mori

Join this free, virtual event on Zoom.

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