Teaching creative writing in special collections

Anthony Haynes writes: We’ve recently discovered a great article, ‘Lighting fires in creative minds’, in College and Research Libraries News about the opportunities for librarians to use special collections to support courses in creative writing.

In the article the author, David Pavelich (University of Chicago Library’s Special Collections Research Center), concludes: “Outreach and instruction for creative writing classes offer a chance to combine traditional special collections instruction methods, such as the “show-and-tell,” with the bibliographic instruction techniques of our general reference peers—how to find, how to assess, and how to make use of information—and the workshop approaches found in writing programs”.

The text is available online here.

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