AWP Interview with M.B. McLatchey

Can Writing Be Taught?

I have no doubt that writing can be taught—but here the burden of responsibility falls mostly on the teacher, not the writer. By this I mean that writing must be taught in a way that emphasizes discovery and growth of the student-writer’s voice, rather than emphasizing adaptation of a writer’s voice to a history of literature or to current trends in literature. I believe that this is the best way to foster originality and freshness in young and so-called “emerging writers.”
 

M.B. - July, 2017


Excerpted from her Full Interview with AWP.

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