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Can creative writing be taught?

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Uni writing authors

This year I’m producing a series of six podcasts for the fabulous literary journal Kill Your Darlings. My first podcast tackles a curly and divisive question, and I sat down with three authors — Andrew Croome, Francesca Rendle-Short and Jack Heath — to find out their views. Andrew and Francesca have both written novels through university programs and taught the discipline. Jack Heath, on the other hand, began studying creative writing at university but left after a semester. What with promoting his first book and writing his second Jack didn’t have much spare time. I found these authors’ differing thoughts fascinating and you can listen in on our conversations below.