Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Topic: Teaching Writing

10-second review: How do writing teachers and creative writing teachers differ?

Title: Review of Creative Writing in America: Theory and Pedagogy, ed. Joseph A. Moxley (Urbana: NCTE, 1989), 272 pages). Reviewed by DW Fenza. College Composition and Communication (May 1990), 239-240.

Summary/Quote: “The task of the composition teacher is often to bring competence to the unwilling; the task of the workshop [creative writing] teacher is often to cultivate genius in the unlikely.” p. 240.

Comment: What do you think of this definition of writing teachers? A bit simplistic, isn’t it? RayS.

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