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The Cambridge Introduction to
This pioneering book introduces students to the practice and art of
creative writing and creative reading. It offers a fresh, distinctive and
beautifully written synthesis of the discipline. David Morley discusses
where creative writing comes from, the various forms and camouﬂages
it has taken, and why we teach and learn the arts of ﬁction, poetry and
creative nonﬁction. He looks at creative writing in performance; as
public art, as visual art, as e-literature and as an act of community. As a
leading poet, critic and award-winning teacher of the subject, Morley
ﬁnds new engagements for creative writing in the creative academy and
within science. Accessible, entertaining and groundbreaking, The
Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing is not only a useful textbook
for students and teachers of writing, but also an inspiring read in its own
right. Aspiring authors and teachers of writing will ﬁnd much to
discover and enjoy.
dav i d m o r l e y is Associate Professor in English and Director of the
Warwick Writing Programme at the University of Warwick.
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
This series is designed to introduce students to key topics and authors.
Accessible and lively, these introductions will also appeal to readers who
want to broaden their understanding of the books and authors they enjoy.
r Ideal for students, teachers, and lecturers
r Concise, yet packed with essential information
r Key suggestions for further reading
Titles in this series:
Eric Bulson The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce
John Xiros Cooper The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot
Kirk Curnutt The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre
The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Jane Goldman The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf