Monday, January 30, 2006

Bill Sinclair on UK creative writing courses

I haven't done an exhaustive search, but I don't remember seeing a first-hand account of what it's like to participate in a creative-writing course at a UK university. So I was particularly interested to come across one by Bill Sinclair.

Bill's short memoir is a little difficult to find, but go to A.M. Burns's blog The Conceit, find the post for 23 January entitled What Are You Looking At? (I can't locate a permalink for it), and click on the comments. (Note -- it may be just me, but this web site sometimes won't play ball. Keep trying.)

Bill's account relates to 1984, and therefore may have limited relevance for today, but it makes for an interesting contrast with what one hears of American courses of the same kind.


Carla said...

If anyone else has been having trouble with the links on 'The Conceit', I found that typing
into the address field in Explorer brings up the relevant post with the comments appended at the bottom.

Stephen said...

The permalink is the date stamp, just like it is in, say, GOB posts.

Stephen said...

except that it's in the time stamp for GOB.

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