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Book: Investigative Creative Writing

Chapter: 10. Dealing with Diverse Issues in Creative Writing Programs: A Polemic

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34899


Arguments by contemporary creative writing polemicists Junot Díaz, Ryan Boudinot, and Anis Shivani are examined with an eye toward diversity and inclusivity in the workshop, leading to a survey among MFA graduate students on how programs can better serve communities. Advice is offered for serious writers to make the best of their studies.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mark Spitzer ( - markspitzer) 'University of Central Arkansas'