Resources for Creative Writing Theory and Pedagogy


Multilingual Matters Series in Creative Writing Pedagogy, especially:

  • Does the Writing Workshop Still Work? (Donnelly)
  • Key Issues in Creative Writing (Donnelly and Harper)
  • Establishing Creative Writing as an Academic Discipline (Donnelly)
  • Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project (Leahy)

Professional and Higher Series in Creative Writing, especially:

  • Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Education (Vanderslice)
  • Researching Creative Writing (Webb)
  • Caves of Making (Gross)


Can It Really Be Taught: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (Ritter and Vanderslice, Heinemann 2007, 10th anniversary edition [Vanderslice and Manery] greatly expanded to be published by Bloomsbury in 2017)

Teaching Creative Writing to Undergraduates (Ritter and Vanderslice, Fountainhead 2012)

Creative Writing in the Digital Age (Clark, Rein, Hergenrader, Bloomsbury, 2015)


New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing

Text: A Journal of Writing and Writing Courses

Journal of Creative Writing Studies 


Creative Writing Pedagogy (4,000 plus members, message me to get in front of the line to join)

Creative Writing Studies Organization


Creative Writing Studies Organization Asheville, NC  Sept 23-24, 2016


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