This site will look much better and function properly in a browser that supports web standards.

bookbuffet: the one-stop web resource for book groups
Cover Image of Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison by Marina Nemat published by Free Press
Cover Image of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy, 3) [ABRIDGED 6-CD Set] (Audio CD/Audiobook) by Steig Larsson published by Quercus
Cover Image of Unto This Last: And Other Writings (Penguin Classics) by John Ruskin published by Penguin Books
bookbuffet features

Writing Programs: Profit Centers or Creative Centers?

abstract:A recent story in The New York Times looked at the unprecedented growth of creative writing programs at universities across the country.


May 19, 2003
— In the 1960s there were a handful of creative writing programs. Today, there are over 330 programs. This boom has come about in part because of demand, and in part because universities have realized that these programs can be both very profitable and prestigious.


For some skeptics, many of these programs are little more than mills, turning out cookie cutter writers who are as likely to sell their first work to Hollywood as they are to a publisher. Others point to the list of literary luminaries, past and present, who have graduated from creative writing programs and believe that the bar remains high. Like it or not, creative writing programs have changed the literary landscape.


Read The New York Times article. 



Social Bookmarks
home |  about |  buy books |  contact |  help |  legal |  media & press releases |  privacy |  reviewers & authors |  sitemap | 
tell a friend
© 2018 BookBuffet LLC
using bookbuffet
about book groups
online discussions
links & resources
find a book store
book archives & research