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Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century is Out!

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Hi All,
Since you tracked with me from invitation to write the chapter, to research, to the writing of it I wanted to let you know—it's here!

Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century (Multilingual Matters, 2012) collects essays from scholars and writers (like me!) to position what we do in the global economic & social context. Have a peak.

Here's what a couple of people have said about it:
After the ‘long work’ of alienating creativity from commercial-political worlds, this book is evidence of a new consciousness of the ways these realms overlap, seed, deform and enliven each other. This exchange between writers from UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Singapore debates and ponders whether creative writing might be a brilliant career move, a player in resurgent global education, a search for community, therapy, magic, an un-saleable invention, or our last real craft.
Professor Kevin Brophy, University of Melbourne, Australia

This timely and comprehensive study brings prominent Australian and international scholars together to consider the interplay of global capital, the marketplace and creative writing in the 21st century. This landmark volume also examines creative writing’s important but often unacknowledged contribution to global innovation and the knowledge economy. A must read text for teachers, students, writers and anyone interested in creative writing, creativity and the global marketplace in the new millennium.
Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University, Australia

This book is an excellent addition to studies in Creative Writing. Its contributors are each, in their own way, outward looking towards the positioning of contemporary creative arts and writing. Their scholarship and creativity engages in-depth with institutional, economic and cultural influences, and constraints, upon contemporary production of creative writing in the 21st century.
Marcelle Freiman, Macquarie University, Australia

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

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Thom Vernon has worked in film, television and theatre since 1989. He has been the Actors’ Gang Youth Education Program director and has worked as an arts educator at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. The Drifts (Coach House Books) is his first novel.

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