Often Past Oneself: Goals and Results in Creative Writing for L2 Learners of English

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


How do the ends and means square up when a creative writing workshop functions as an advanced language course for Finnish L2 writers of English who are university students from a broad range of academic disciplines? This talk will peek into a running workshop to explore how its language-learning goals limit, expand or otherwise alter its traditional aesthetic goals and, in turn, how these goals match the individual intentions and desires of writer-participants. I will discuss to what extent the experience affects writer-participants' perceptions of the language they are using and of themselves as wielders of language.
Period12 Nov 2017
Event titleThe National Association of Writers in Education
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational