Take The NYer Poll: Should Creative Writing Be Taught?
June 10, 2009 § 1 Comment
All this fuss about Louis Menand’s New Yorker piece on writing programs has resulted in a poll. Take it now:
Here’s a quote from Menand’s piece:
“Creative-writing programs are designed on the theory that students who have never published a poem can teach other students who have never published a poem how to write a publishable poem. The fruit of the theory is the writing workshop, a combination of ritual scarring and twelve-on-one group therapy where aspiring writers offer their views of the efforts of other aspiring writers.”