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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.


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