The AtoZ of Creative Writing Methods is an alphabetical collection of essays to prompt consideration of method within creative writing research and practice. Almost sixty contributors from a range of writing traditions and across multiple forms and genre are represented in this volume: from poets, essayists, novelists and performance writers, to graphic novelists, illustrators, and those engaged in multi-media writing or writing-related arts activism. Contributors bring to this collection their distinct and diverse literary and cultural contexts, defining, expanding and enacting the methods they describe, and providing new possibilities for creative writing practice. Accessible and provocative, AtoZ of Creative Writing Methodslays bare new developments and directions in the field, making it an invaluable resource for the teachers, research students and scholar-practitioners in the field of creative writing studies.
About the Author
Deborah Wardle has recently graduated as a doctoral student in Creative Writing at RMIT University. Her short story 'Love Letters' was shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Prize in 2016. She teaches Creative Writing at University of Melbourne and Federation University, Ballarat. She relishes her 'long apprenticeship' in the art of writing stories that reflect human and non-human responses to global warming. Julienne van Loon is a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University. She is the author of the novels Road Story (2005), Beneath the Bloodwood Tree (2008) and Harmless (2013) as well as the nonfiction work, The Thinking Woman (2019). She is an editor at the leading scholarly journal TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs. Stayci Taylor is an Industry Fellow with the Media Program in the School of Media and Communication. Since attaining her PhD in 2016, Stayci has accrued a track record of over 20 scholarly publications, as well as co-editing two special journal issues, while maintaining her professional practice as a screenwriter for film and television. Francesca Rendle-Short is Associate Dean Writing and Publishing at RMIT University. She is interested in a research practice that seeks to subvert normative practices; she is particularly interested in championing a queer and LGBTQI point of view. Her books include Bite Your Tongue and Imago, and the anthologies The Near and The Far and The Near and The Far Vol 2 (2016, 2019), and Press: 100 Love Letters (2017). She is one of the initiators and supervisors of the RMIT PRS Asia (Practice Research Symposium), a PhD creative writing program based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a program of students from currently Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, and Hawaii. Peta Murray is a Vice-Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University. Her best-known play is Wallflowering. Other plays include Salt and The Keys to the Animal Room. Critical writing includes a chapter in Creative Manoeuvres: Writing, Making, Being (2014), and articles for TEXT, Axon, and New Writing. Her current focus is the performable essay. David Carlin is Professor of Creative Writing and Co-Director of the non/fictionLab at RMIT University. His books include The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet (2019), 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder (2019), The Abyssinian Contortionist (2015), Our Father Who Wasn't There (2010), and the anthologies The Near and the Far, Vols 1&2 (2016, 2019). His essays have been published widely; he has written and directed for film, theatre, circus and radio. David is Co-Chair of NonfictioNOW.