The Future for Creative Writing / Edition 1

The Future for Creative Writing / Edition 1

by Graeme Harper
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The Future for Creative Writing / Edition 1

This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field.

  • Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities
  • Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication
  • Examines how new technology, notably the internet and cell phones, is changing the ways in which creative work is undertaken and produced
  • Addresses such topics as writing as a cultural production, the education of a creative writer, the changing nature of communication, and different attitudes to empowerment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470654927
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Graeme Harper is a Professor of Creative Writing and Dean of TheHonors College at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. A writer offiction and a scriptwriter, he is an honorary professor in theUnited Kingdom, and was inaugural Chair of the Higher EducationCommittee at the UK’s National Association of Writers inEducation (NAWE). He is the editor of The Companion to CreativeWriting (Wiley Blackwell, 2013) and author of InsideCreative Writing: Interviews with Contemporary Writers (2012)and On Creative Writing (2010). He serves as editor forNew Writing: the International Journal for the Practice andTheory of Creative Writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 The Age of Creative Writing 17

2 Dynamism and the Creative Writer 35

3 Creative Writing Educating 53

4 Developing Creative Exposition 71

5 Selling and Buying Creative Writing 89

6 Speaking in Creative Writing 107

7 Living and Working as a Creative Writer 119

Conclusion 135

Selected Reading 143

Index 149

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From the Publisher

“Intellectually alert and deeply committed to its subject,Graeme Harper offers a cogent and wide-ranging vision of whatcreative writing can become in the 21st Century. His argumentsdeserve to be widely discussed and debated. They challenge many ofour current assumptions about the purpose and value of creativewriting in higher education and elsewhere.'
Jon Cook, University of East Anglia

“Deeply personal yet grounded in philosophy, GraemeHarper’s monograph on the future for creative writingbrightly situates the author at the intersections of culture,therapy, spirituality, and creativity.  This is essentialreading for anyone concerned about the future of the artist andalphabetic text, or the ever-increasingly popularity of creativewriting as a discipline.  Ultimately, this is an inspiring,uplifting account of the ways creative writing fosters humanity andhuman evolution.”
Joseph Moxley, University of SouthFlorida

“Not so long ago, the idea of a creative writer as acreature operating within the academy was viewed as strange atbest, anathema at worst. Now, creative writing as an academicdiscipline has spread across the Anglophone world and is makinginroads beyond. As founder and long-time editor of NewWriting, Graeme Harper has been uniquely situated to observe– some might say to preside over – this remarkabledisciplinary explosion. The genius of his new book, The Futureof Creative Writing, is that it addresses not only our pastthinking and methodologies about and within the discipline ofcreative writing, or even just those that are current, but alsothose that might be coming. There is much here that is beingarticulated and made visible for the first time. As the titlesuggests, Graeme Harper is optimistic about The Future ofCreative Writing – and his book makes a powerful argumentfor this optimistic view.”
Katherine Coles, University of Utah

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