Nonfiction, the Teaching of Writing, and the Influence of Richard Lloyd-Jones

  • Jul 4, 2023

Cover of Nonfiction, the Teaching of Writing, and the Influence of Richard Lloyd-Jones, featuring a photo of Lloyd-JonesThis edited collection explores an important development in the teaching of writing over the last half century: the rise of creative nonfiction, a vast terrain of genres from memoir and personal essays to nature and travel writing to literary journalism, works grounded in true experiences but inflected by a creative sensibility.

Celebrating the influence of Richard Lloyd-Jones—long-time chair of the English Department at the University of Iowa, president of NCTE, chair of CCCC, and the winner of CCCC’s first Exemplar Award—the essays in this collection reveal a person whose efforts, largely behind the scenes, were instrumental in the growth of creative nonfiction. Variously historical and reflective, philosophical and political, the essays offer an expansive vision for teaching writing, one shaped by teachers’ experiences as writers themselves, and all embodying in style and voice a focus on the full arts of written language.

You can find the book at//书/做法/ jix /. This book, like other books published by the Clearinghouse, will be available in a print edition from University Press of Colorado in the coming months. Thanks to Doug and Laura for sharing it with us as an open-access publication. Thanks as well to the anonymous peer reviewers who contributed to its development.