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Can you teach creative writing?

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 7th March 2014

Novelist Hanif Kureishi hit the headlines last week with his assertion that creative writing courses are a waste of time – even though he is a creative writing teacher himself. Speaking at the Independent Bath Festival last week he is reported as saying: “A lot of my students just can’t tell a story. They can write sentences but they don’t know how to make a story go from there all the ...keep reading