Kate Kostelnik is working on a PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she serves as an editorial assistant for Prairie Schooner and teaches composition and creative writing. She did her undergraduate work at Colgate University and earned her MFA from the University of Montana in 2005. Her short stories, which earned her a 2007 New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship, have appeared in 42 Opus, Invisible Insurrection, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Superstition Review. Most recently, her pedagogy scholarship appeared in the journal Creative Writing Teaching: Theory and Practice. Some books she recommends are Two Girls Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill, What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Studies by Katharine Haake, and Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates.
Does the Writing Workshop Still Work? offers an important and timely contribution to the creative writing discipline: in addition to focusing on pedagogies, professionalization, and workshop methodologies, the collection complicates issues by asking readers to consider the workshop as an event, an artistic act, and a human activity.
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