Teaching Creativity?! (2015-02-10)
I’ve taught Creative Writing—at least that what I was being paid to do. But of course you can’t really teaching creative writing. The only thing you can do is show to your students some of the tools of the craft and how to use them. I view it as something like teaching a course on, say, printmaking. One can demonstrate how to make a lithograph or an acid etching. Technique can be taught. Creativity can’t.
Of course anyone taking a course on Creative Whatever already thinks they are creative. They just want to pick up a few tricks of the trade. Or least I hope that is what they expect to learn from me. It certainly is all I feel I can teach.