What is it about?

this story explores the issues and assumptions underlying the function of a writing workshop, and how an interactive dynamic between student and instructor leads to new knowledge

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Why is it important?

Writing workshops are the primary method Creative Writing classes are conducted ,and should be examined for their effectiveness. What do writing workshops really do?


this is based on a real writing workshop I taught at the University of Wisconsin, and writing it helped me explore the tension between theory and practice in Creative Writing

Dr Paul Andrew Williams
University of the Sunshine Coast

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This page is a summary of: The Absence of Theory, New Writing, July 2012, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14790726.2011.639896.
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