Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The dealy-o with CW programs

If you're like the rest of the population and have been contemplating your future lately, you might as well take a look at this article from The New Yorker that explores where the creative writing program of today stands.

And after that? Since you're on the website, you might as well read some incredible fiction, including stories by Jonathan Franzen, Salman Rushdie (awesome awesome awesome), and Yuyin Li - who will be visiting GMU in a few months as part of the Fall for the Book Festival.


  1. Just for kicks, as you are reading the piece on creative writing programs, replace all instances of the word "writing" with "rocket science," and see if you reach any profoundly different conclusions about either field. Excepting, of course, the real, physically hazardous consequences of a malfunctioning rocket (or a working one, depending on its use and your perspective).

  2. Er, I meant this about the whole question of whether creative writing can be taught. My response to that is, can anything be taught? The article itself is really good. As is the rest of this issue. In case anyone's reading these comments.