This article addresses the role(s) reading and exemplar texts play in the creative writing classroom, as well as the responsibility taken up by the creative writing instructor as they place particular texts before their students. Focusing on the introductory creative writing classroom and beginning with a general overview of the purpose (university-prescribed or generally implied) of such a space, this article promotes expansive and generous reading practices via transnational texts. Using cosmopolitanism as an anchor, and concluding with a list of practical in-print and online resources, this article asks how creative writers learn to make meaning, both for others and for the self, in an increasingly connected world.
"The Craft of the Unknown: Transnational Texts in the Creative Writing Classroom,"
Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 6:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol6/iss2/2