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Studying Creative Writing
July 1, 2013

Studying Creative Writing

Edited by Sharon Norris

What can you expect from a creative writing course? What skills do you need to develop? How can you make the most of your degree course – and the opportunities it can create?

This book is designed to answer those questions. It explains how to:

  • learn from other writers, workshops, and online study;
  • develop ideas and edit your own work;
  • present your writing and reflect on it;
  • understand and meet assessment requirements;
  • apply your learning to life after the course.

‘Each contributing writer has an engaging, accessible voice … a marvellous tool for all students of writing.’ — Professor Jen Webb, University of Canberra

Contents: Editor’s preface × ‘What to expect of a creative writing degree’ by Sharon Norris × ‘The skills you’ll need to study creative writing’ by  Ally Chisholm × ‘The importance of reading to your writing’ by Shawn Shiflett × ‘Pre-writing: how to use journals, notes and plans to improve your writing’ by Lorna Fergusson × ‘Workshops: what they are (and aren’t) and how to make the most of them’ by Jennifer Young × ‘Online learning and how it can help your work’ by Elizabeth Reeder × ‘The role of editing and redrafting, and how to do both’ by Spencer Jordan × ‘Reading aloud: making the most of your work when you present it’ by Nabila Jameel × ‘ The role of critical reflective essays and commentaries and how to write them’ by Sharon Norris × ‘Assessment: how it’s done and its implications for your work’ by Helen Kidd × ‘What happens next? How to proceed after graduation’ by Sally O’Reilly × Bibliography.

Key terms: creative writing; higher education; assessment; editing; employability; journaling; learning; skills; online learning reflection;  reading; revision; study; workshops.

Publication: September 2013 in hardback (ISBN 978-1-907076-42-8), ePub (978-1-907076-39-8), and PDF (978-1-907076-40-4).

Creative Writing Studies is an imprint of The Professional and Higher Partnership: http://pandhp.com.

Caves of Making
May 15, 2013

Caves of Making
By Philip Gross

This book provides a sustained exploration, and celebration, of creativity. It brings together the work of three remarkable creatives. TS Eliot prizewinner Philip Gross provides a poem, ‘Cave diver in the deep reach’, and an extended commentary on how the poem was written. The book also features an essay by typographer Jeremy Tankard, whose unique ‘Redisturbed’ typeface is used in this book, and an interview with artist Rika Newcombe, who provides the cover image. We offer Caves of Making as the textual equivalent of a creative festival – a festival on the page, as it were.

Formats and ISBN: hardback; 978-1-907076-74-9

Publication date: 31 August 2013.

Extent: 64 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies.

Publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.

Place of publication: Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Key terms: arts; creative writing; creativity; fine arts; literary work; poetry; reflective practice; typography; writing.

For more information on the Redisturbed typeface (used in Caves of Making for the first time for setting a book), see here: http://typography.net/fontfamilies/view/23. For more information on Rika Newcombe, see here: http://www.rikanewcombe.co.uk/bio.php.

Creative writing: writers on writing
December 8, 2012

Creative writing: writers on writing
Volume editor: Amal Chatterjee

Creative Writing: Writers on Writing anthologises original literary work by eight contemporary authors – Amal Chatterjee, Colm Breathnach, Fred D’Aguiar, Jane Draycott, Philip Gross, Kathryn Heyman, Sabyn Javeri-Jillani, and Emily Raboteau. Dealing with birth and death, love and ambition, domestic drama and foreign adventure, they take the reader to the country (Ireland, Guyana, England) and to the city (Delhi, Karachi, New York and Prague).

The pieces are accompanied by reflective essays in which the authors explore the creative process behind the writing. For readers, the essays provide insights into the works themselves; for writers, they provide insights into literary craft; and for students on creative writing courses, they provide diverse models of how to discuss one’s own writing.

‘Diverse work of a very high standard…each author offers a model for the kind of reflective material which is required of degrees, but, hopefully more than that, is a means to a greater understanding of a writer’s own interests, ambitions and achievements ’ – Paul Wright, Writing in Education

‘This book is not only a good idea, it is a good read, and also very useful for teaching. What more could you want?’ – Jeremy Fisher, Text

Formats and ISBNs:

  • ePub edition (2013): 978-1-907076-14-5
  • PDF edition (2013): 978-1-907076-33-6
  • Hardback (2013): 978-1-907076-11-4

Publication date: 1 February 2013.

Extent: 216 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies.

Publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.

Place of publication: Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Key terms: commentary; creative writing; essays; fiction; literary work; non-fiction; poetry; reflective practice; translation; writing.

Rethinking creative writing in higher education
August 19, 2012

Rethinking creative writing in higher education: programs and practices that work
Author: Stephanie Vanderslice

In this passionate, iconoclastic, survey of Creative Writing as an academic discipline, Stephanie Vanderslice provides a provocative critique of existing practice. She challenges enduring myths surrounding creative writing – not least, that writers learn most from workshops. Through case studies of best practice from America and elsewhere, Vanderslice provides a vision of change, showing how undergraduate and postgraduate programs can be reformed to re-engage with contemporary culture.

Formats and ISBNs:
ePub edition (2011): 978-1-907076-10-7
PDF edition (2011): 978-1-907076-18-3
Hardback (2011): 978-1-907076-13-8
Softback (2012): 978-1-907076-31-2

Extent: 152 pp.
Imprint: Creative Writing Studies
Publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd
Place of publication: Wicken, Cambridgeshire, UK

Key terms: creative writing; literacy; pedagogy; programs; reflective; reform; teaching; visionary; workshop.

‘This is a brave, serious, passionate and entertaining book’ – Dr Steve May, Bath Spa University.

“[An] excellent resource for ideas, for inspiration, and for sources on aspects of pedagogy for creative writing programs” – Kevin Brophy, Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Vol. 16, No. 1).

“This thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and altogether important book” – Erika Dreifus, Practicing Writing blog (www.erikadreifus.com).

To acquire a copy, see our How to Buy page or follow these links for the paperback: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

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