Former poet laureate defends merits of creative writing courses

“Sir Andrew Motion has hit out at critics of creative writing courses and those who claim that students cannot be taught to become authors. The former Poet Laureate said that no one criticised musicians or actors for honing their talents and the same should be true for professional writers. More than 50 universities now offer MAs in creative writing, and there are hundreds of other diplomas and postgraduate courses that give hope and training to would-be authors …” (more)

[Nicola Woolcock, Times, 16 January]

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