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An alternative to the peer review workshop
  The peer review workshop has been called ‘the signature pedagogy’ of creative writing as an academic discipline. This presentation offers an alternative to that model. David Bishop reveals how the Edinburgh Napier University MA, a genre fiction-focused creative writing programme, developed a new pedagogical methodology inspired by masterclasses at conservatoires and other practice-based institutions. This approach favours editorial feedback, one-to-one mentoring, and in-class coaching to help students become more critically self-reflective and self-sufficient as writers. He discusses how this prepares students for building collaborative professional relationships with editors and agents, and for their lives after the programme.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    08 November 2019

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  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Bishop, D. (2019, November). An alternative to the peer review workshop. Paper presented at National Association of Writers in Education 2019 Conference, York, United Kingdom



creative writing, peer review,

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