Small Worlds: What works in workshops if and when they do

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    A contribution to the pedagogical debate within Creative Writing on the central role historically played by the writing workshop, this paper suggests a range of subtleties and developments, both pragmatic and principled, possible in the use of this pedagogic tool. It argues for a range of more precise distinctions between forms of workshop, and argues for the principle as an eclectic and constantly self-exploring process, potentially productive of a wide range of approaches and techniques. It also offers a practical Toolkit for the writing student, as well as theoretical perspectives for the educator in conceptualising the psychological and interpersonal processes at work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDoes The Writing Workshop Still Work?
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


    • creative writing workshop
    • creative writing pedagogy
    • creative writing: uk perspective


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