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The CW Program Controversy

In his June 8 New Yorker article “Show or Tell:
Should creative writing be taught?
” Louis Menand takes on the creative writing program through a thorough response to Mark McGurl’s The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing. Coming to the comment, “For, in spite of all the reasons that they shouldn’t, workshops work,” how Menand gets there is worth the read.

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