Continental B, Hilton Chicago | March 3, 2012
Episode 49: Who Doesn't Want to Be Popular?: Adventures in Teaching With, For, Around, and Through Commercial Fiction
(Scott Blackwood, Lori Rader Day, Tod Goldberg, Kat Falls, Mary Anne Mohanraj) The writing is what matters—or is it? The longstanding argument between literary and genre writers proves that, sometimes, it's about more than the words on the page. Writers and teachers of both commercial and literary fiction discuss how that battle plays out in the creative writing classroom. Should students be allowed to write whatever they want? How do we teach students who write in genres we don't read? What lessons might come from genre-bending? What resources do we turn to?
Published Date: August 29, 2012