The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing - In Defense of Creative-Writing Classes Summary & Analysis

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In Defense of Creative-Writing Classes Summary and Analysis

Here Hugo discusses the need for creative writing classes and reasons why universities offer them. Hugo first points out that creative writing isn't a new idea; this type of writing has been around for more than 400 years. There was nearly a century, however, during which the creative writing class disappeared from school curricula. Recently creative writing has resurfaced in the English departments of most colleges. Hugo believes the English department is indeed where these creative writing classes belong. He points out that generally English departments fall short in their ability to teach students how to write. They assume those who can read can also write. Hugo notes that isn't always the case as many people who hold doctorates in English are unable to write sentences that make sense.

Creative writers in general, however...

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