Creativity and Writing Pedagogy offers a unique view of creative practices and pedagogy in writing from the perspective of writing teachers, creativity researchers and scholars, and writers themselves. The volume, collected and edited by a poet and a scholar who are both involved in the teaching of writing, seeks to bridge between the creative writing and the academic writing communities in building a case for creativity as central to all writing programs and showcasing creative practices in writing. With this goal in mind, the book combines a practical emphasis on creativity in writing pedagogy and curriculum with research and reflections on writing practices. The collection should be of interest to all writers and teachers of writing who want to expand their knowledge of creativity and creative practices in writing and the teaching of writing.
Harriett Levin Millan is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy and Director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing at Drexel University. Her books include Girl in Cap and Gown (Mammoth Books) and The Christmas Show (Beacon Press), chosen for the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and awarded the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. A former New York State Poet in the Schools, her poetry has been published widely in journals. Martha C. Pennington is Distinguished Visiting Professor of English at City University of Hong Kong and Editor of the journal Writing & Pedagogy and two book series: Frameworks for Writing (Equinox) and Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching (Brill). Her books include The Computer and the Non-Native Writer: A Natural Partnership (Hampton Press) and Writing in an Electronic Medium: Research with Language Learners (Athlestan). She has been recognized for teaching and educational leadership by the TOEFL Committee of ETS and a U.K. National Teaching Award.
Preface Contributors Part 1. Framing the Collection 1. Someone Recorded Crickets and It Sounds like Humans Singing Harriet Levin Millan 2. Towards a Creative Writing Pedagogy Martha C. Pennington Part 2. Research Perspectives on Creativity in Writing 3. Writing and Drugs Alice W. Flaherty, Harvard Medical School 4. Underlying Factors of Creative Thinking as a Foundation for Creative Writing Pedagogy Fredricka K. Reisman, Drexel University 5. Detecting the Creative in Written Discourse Sky Marsen, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ 6. Examining "Small c" Creativity in the Writing Classroom Dorothea Lasky, Writer 7. The Student as Witness: Cultivating Creativity in the Yogic Body of Research Rebecca Ingalls, Drexel University Part 3. Writers' Creative Practices 8. Keeping the Creative Pipes from Freezing: An Essay on Creativity Martha Silano, Bellevue College 9. Beating Drums in the Caves of the Underworld: The Creative Process as a Journey into the Spirit World Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University 10. How to Write an Earthquake/Comment ecrire/Mou pou 12 Janvye edited by Beaudelaine Pierre and Natasa Iurovieova: A Review Sonya Huber, Fairfield University 11. Permanent Evolution: E-Literature and (R)evolutions of Authorship and Readership Emma Bolden, Georgia Southern University Part 4. Creative Writing Pedagogy 12. Using Fractals to Undermine Familiarity: Implementing Writing Pedagogy through the Operations of Shape and Chance Ravi Shankar, Central Connecticut State University 13. Inspiring Each Other: Student Collaboration in the Poetry Writing Workshop Lisa Sewell, Villanova University Part 5. Broadening the Contexts of Creativity and Writing 14. The Creative Process and Travel Robin Hemley, University of Iowa 15. Assessing Creativity in College through Writing Robert J. Sternberg, Oklahoma State University 16 Internationalizing the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Rodney H. Jones and Xu Xi, both at City University of Hong Kong