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Productive creative writers' relationships: a communities-of-practice framework

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The notion of a ‘community of practice’ offers fruitful ways to frame and assess literary activities for the producers of literature, creative writers. Referring to Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris (2011), the experiences of two Australian writers and the Australian Seven Writers’ community of practice, we discuss gaps that our

    research approach aims to fill through investigating the significance of specific writers’ literary relationships in developing their creative writing skills and work. Framing such relationships as professional ‘communities of practice’, we argue that studying the functions of contemporary writers’ relationships as working environments

    has the potential to inform both creative writing learning and arts policymaking. As such, advocating for a community-of-practice conceptual framework is the main aim.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, A. & Cole, C. "Productive creative writers' relationships: a communities-of-practice framework." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing 9 .3 (2012): 1-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867539996

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/301

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The notion of a ‘community of practice’ offers fruitful ways to frame and assess literary activities for the producers of literature, creative writers. Referring to Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris (2011), the experiences of two Australian writers and the Australian Seven Writers’ community of practice, we discuss gaps that our

    research approach aims to fill through investigating the significance of specific writers’ literary relationships in developing their creative writing skills and work. Framing such relationships as professional ‘communities of practice’, we argue that studying the functions of contemporary writers’ relationships as working environments

    has the potential to inform both creative writing learning and arts policymaking. As such, advocating for a community-of-practice conceptual framework is the main aim.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Nelson, A. & Cole, C. "Productive creative writers' relationships: a communities-of-practice framework." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing 9 .3 (2012): 1-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867539996

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/301

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom