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1st Edition

Theories and Strategies for Teaching Creative Writing Online

ISBN 9780367756116
Published April 28, 2021 by Routledge
180 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As the online world of creative writing teaching, learning, and collaborating grows in popularity and necessity, this book explores the challenges and unique benefits of teaching creative writing online.

This collection highlights expert voices who have taught creative writing effectively in the online environment, to broaden the conversation regarding online education in the discipline, and to provide clarity for English and writing departments interested in expanding their offerings to include online creative writing courses but doing so in a way that serves students and the discipline appropriately.

Interesting as it is useful, Theories and Strategies for Teaching Creative Writing Online offers a contribution to creative writing scholarship and begins a vibrant discussion specifically regarding effectiveness of online education in the discipline.

Table of Contents

1. Don’t short circuit the muse: Creative writing in the digital age 2. Teaching creative writing online without tears: Discovering the many ways online and creative writing best practices overlap to enhance digital learning 3. When the way you read is who you are: developing the teacherly persona for teaching creative writing online 4. Making the write impression: How to use written materials to boost rapport and connectivity in online creative writing classes 5. Navigating trauma in the online creative writing classroom 6. Software and hardware tools for teaching creative writing and self-editing online 7. Zoom in and Zoom out: Virtual creative writing classroom pedagogy using Zoom 8. Digital pedagogy in the online creative writing classroom: An integrative, interdisciplinary approach 9. Designing peer review: Research and intentional practices for effective online creative writing workshops 10. Taking the poetry exercise online 11. A sense of openness: Using individual student blogs in online creative writing courses 12. Motivate, accommodate, and emulate: the 30-day writing challenge in an online creative writing classroom 13. Using flash fiction as a pedagogical tool in teaching creative writing online

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Tamara Girardi is Associate Professor of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College in their Virtual Learning unit, where she teaches exclusively online. Her primary research interests are creative writing studies, young adult literature, and online education. Dr. Girardi is also an editor for the Digital, Multimodal, and Multimedia section of the Journal of Creative Writing Studies. She writes children’s literature.

Abigail G. Scheg currently serves as a Styling Team Lead for Stitch Fix. She has taught online and face to face at multiple institutions as well as serving as an administrator in academic and student service roles.