Sense-making, Self-making, Poem-making in the “English that is theirs”

In the light of Dan Disney’s book ‘Exploring Second Language Creative Writing: Beyond Babel’, our colleague Linda Lappin (US / Italy), reflects on the prevailing demands and challenges of creative writing teaching in L1 and L2 level in the context of what Disney has ellucidated as the “tripartite relationship of languages, literature, and identity.” Empowering, playful and transformative has been some of the values that Lappin has highlighted from this collection of seven essays in her review published by Centro Pokkoli’s blogspot: “It builds self-confidence and is essentially humanizing”

Creative Writing class in Spanish at the Vienna Poetry School

From the 23rd. to the 24th of May (2016) the Vienna Poetry School (sfd) will host this intensive course for Spanish learners and Spanish native speakers. The class is organised in the context of the EACWP-network and the Teachers’ Interchange Programme, in association with Escuela de escritores (Madrid) and supported by the European Erasmus+ programme. Registration form is already online