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Creative Writing in Post-Secondary Education: Practice, Pedagogy, and Research

Lisa Martin

A blend of memoir and scholarly review, this book explores the kinds of thinking creative writing as a distinctly practical subject makes possible within post-secondary education. Based on personal experience, Lisa Martin reimagines higher education in more equitable, diverse, and inclusive directions. Taking the idea that creative writing should be grounded in practice, she explores how the nature of the subject gives permission to think specifically, locally, from one's own position, and in a necessarily limited way - without having one's thinking discounted as lacking rigour as a result. Modelling the deep and essential connection between practice and research in the field, this book considers post-secondary creative writing in its three key aspects - artistic practice, pedagogical practice, and practice-led research - in order to articulate the distinctive contributions creative writing makes to what "thinking" means (and whose thinking gets included).

Drawing on Martin's own artistic practice as well as more than a decade of pedagogical experience in creative writing, this book braids together disciplinary history, research-informed autobiographical analysis of artistic practice and pedagogy, and scholarly research in adjacent fields such as creativity studies and educational psychology. Connecting creative writing's central commitment to artistic practice and local, material, embodied thinking with the development of learner-centred pedagogies, Creative Writing in Post-Secondary Education is timely, important and will spark spirited discussion within a debate that has been simmering since the inception of creative writing.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: Mar 20th, 2025
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350470170
  • Categories: Writing - GeneralAdministration - Higher

About the Author

Martin, Lisa: - Lisa Martin is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at MacEwan University, Canada. She is an award-winning essayist and poet and has taught literature, academic writing, and creative writing to university students since 2007.