Submitted by: Mark Spitzer, email@example.com on 01/15/2020
Mark Spitzer, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, just had his 30th book published. Investigative Creative Writing: Teaching and Practice, published by Equinox Publishing Ltd. in the UK, is a creative writing pedagogy book in which “The author presents an experiential, discovery-based approach that builds on teaching theories of established writers and scholars as well as current innovators and his own extensive experience as a creative writer, editor, and university academic” (https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/writing-experience/).
The book was designed for teachers of creative writing and includes chapters previously published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Writing & Pedagogy, and other top journals and magazines that spotlight writing theory and writing pedagogy. The book also includes examples of student poetry and prose generated from assignments given in Prof. Spitzer’s creative writing classes at UCA from 2015 to 2016. Graduate student alumni from the Arkansas Writers MFA Program published in Investigative Creative Writing include Heather Steadham, Scotty Lewis, Briget Laskowski, Mark Lager, Callie Smith, Mikayla Davis, J.J. McNiece, (Jasmine) Jobe, and Joshua “Shua” Miller. Undergraduate alumni and students still currently at UCA include Hayden Reed, Craig Byers, Holly Davis, Annika Warrick, Jordan Willoughby, Erika Stanisch, Jason Kidder, David Gomez, Bella Cillia, Cybil Blair, Logan Kimball, Teona Bell, Noah Freeman, Hayden Lindersmith, Erika Johnson, Landon Kirkland, and Olivia Coleman. This book is part of the international Frameworks for Writing series edited by Martha C. Pennington and is available in both hardback and paperback editions.