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Thursday, February 22, 2018
CanLIttle: On Creative Writing Programs and Mediocre Writing
In recent months, there has been a firestorm of controversy surrounding UBC Accountable, with prominent writers both for and against forming camps and arguing over the assaults allegedly committed by Steven Galloway. What is getting left out of this controversy is a serious, necessary debate about the function of the writing programs themselves. Are they really about producing great fiction? Or are they about something else?