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Teaching Creative Writing | Tuesday 9 February 11:00 - 12:30 |Online (Microsoft Teams)

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Teaching Creative Writing - February

Show don’t tell: feminist pedagogy in the creative writing classroom

Kate Moorhead

Tuesday 9 February | 11am-12.30pm | Microsoft Teams

UEA lecturer Kate Moorhead presents her research into feminist pedagogy and how it can be applied in the classroom, including walking through exercises designed to ‘acknowledge and validate the plurality of individual experiences.’

Kate Moorhead is a Lecturer in Creative Writing on the undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing degree programme. She originally came to UEA as a study abroad student from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she earned her BA in English in 2005. She went on to complete an MA in Prose Fiction at UEA in 2007 before publishing her first novel, The First Law of Motion in the US with St Martin's Press in 2009. Kate also holds a PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice, is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently studying for a second MA in Education Practice and Research in UEA's school of Education.

Teaching Creative Writing Series Overview

Creative writers teach in schools, universities and the community, on retreats, in theatres and in workshops. Teaching is often a key part of a writer’s career, and there are rich possibilities creative arts education across a huge range of contexts. But how do you teach creative writing? Can you? This series offers anyone considering teaching creative writing as part of their career development the opportunity to look in detail at the theory and practice of creative writing pedagogy in a variety of institutional and community settings.

The series will address the historical principles and contemporary critiques of creative writing pedagogy, and how these are responding to wider institutional and societal developments. It will consider in detail the theory and practice of employing these pedagogical skills both within and outside higher education. Attendees will be invited to reflect on future possibilities and challenges for the development of creative writing teaching, enabling a deeper awareness and knowledge of creative writing as a subject of study, a future career, and a creative practice.

Students are not expected to attend all the sessions, but the series has been designed to allow for an arc of learning from theoretical principles to practical engagement.

The sessions will take place online via Microsoft Teams, once a month for the 2020/21 academic year.

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The training is open to:

• CHASE funded and associate students,

• Arts and Humanities PhD students at CHASE member institutions,

• and students and members of staff at CHASE partner institutions

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