For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not `Can writing be taught?' but `How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?' This book offers multiple strategies to merge the best practices of teaching writing, regardless of the genre.
Danita Berg is English Department Director at Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida. Her research interests include creative writing studies, women's voice in writing, and invention. She is also Founder and Co-Editor of Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine. www.danitaberg.wordpress.com Lori A. May is a writing mentor at University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is Founding Editor of Poets' Quarterly (www.poetsquarterly.com), and her other books include The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum, 2011). www.loriamay.com
Danita Berg and Lori A. May: Introduction Tim Mayers and Stephanie Vanderslice: Foreword 1. Denise Landrum-Geyer: On Essaying 2. Sara Burnett: Eat Your Spinach! Why a Blend of Personal and Academic Discourses Matter 3. Graeme Harper: Writing by Creation, with Response, in Experience 4. Abigail G. Scheg: Give it a Taste: Serving Creative Writing in Small Doses 5. Dustin Michael: Wiggling Between the Forms: A Cross-Genre Approach to Writing 6. Andrew Bourelle: Writing to Discover: Creative Nonfiction and Writing Across the Curriculum 7. Jonathan Bradley and Sarah Gray-Panesi: Creative Writing's Five Stages of Development: The Mind of the Creative Writer in the Composition Classroom 8. Rochelle L. Harris and Christine Stewart-Nunez: Sought-After Sophistications: Crafting a Curatorial Stance in the Creative Writing and Composition Classrooms 9. Michael Kula: Audience Resurrected: Restoring Motive and Purpose to Creative Writing 10. Rod Zink: Lending the Muse a Hand: Expanding the Role of Social Constructivism and Collaborative Writing in Creative Writing Pedagogies 11. Shawn Kerivan: Grammar and Creativity in Composition: An Unexpected Nexus 12. Danita Berg: Invention in Creative Writing: Explorations of the Self and the Social in Creative Genres 13. Sonya Huber and Ioanna Opidee: Teaching the Exploratory Essay as Pedagogy, Process, and Project 14. Debra Jacobs: Beyond Argumentation: Toulmin's Model and a Dialogic Process for Critical Self-Reflection 15. Scott J. O'Callaghan: Leave it to the Imagination: Service Learning as Part of an Undergraduate Creative Writing Curriculum 16. Tammie M. Kennedy and Tracey D. Menten: Show, Don't Tell: Using Graphic Narratives to Teach Descriptive Writing 17. Connie Langhorst: A First-Timer's Approach to Teaching in a Non-Traditional Setting 18. Anna Leahy: In It for the Long Haul: The Pedagogy of Perseverance