The Rivard Report: Guest Post by Nan Cuba

Nan takes a turn on Gary Whitford’s regular column, Every Word Counts, to give her thoughts on an age-old question, “Can Creative Writing Be Taught?” The column is regular feature of the Rivard Report. In this post, Nan shares some lessons learned from her 25 years of teaching creative writing to all ages.

“The short answer is yes, creative writing can be taught, but like most claims, it’s more complicated than that. The truth lies somewhere between the proliferation of MFA programs and the fact that since everyone uses language, they think they can easily publish a book.”

Read the column here.