Practices and Possibilities Series
Copublished with the WAC Clearinghouse
This edited collection explores an important development in the teaching of writing over the last half century: the rise of creative nonfiction, a vast terrain of genres from memoir and personal essays to nature and travel writing to literary journalism, works grounded in true experiences but inflected by a creative sensibility. Celebrating the influence of Richard Lloyd-Jones—long-time chair of the English Department at the University of Iowa, president of NCTE, chair of CCCC, and the winner of CCCC’s first Exemplar Award—the essays in this collection reveal a person whose efforts, largely behind the scenes, were instrumental in the growth of creative nonfiction. Variously historical and reflective, philosophical and political, the essays offer an expansive vision for teaching writing, one shaped by teachers’ experiences as writers themselves, and all embodying in style and voice a focus on the full arts of written language.
This book is also available as an open access ebook through the WAC Clearinghouse.