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Creative Writing Studies Organization The Creative Writing Studies Organization is dedicated to helping creative writing studies establish itself through increasing the visibility of scholarship that pertains to creative writing and being an inclusive, diverse space that fosters open conversation about topics pertaining to the field.

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 Mission Statement

The Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO) explores and interrogates the practice and theory of creative writing. Where creative writing is concerned primarily with the production of creative texts, creative writing studies also applies methods from a range of disciplines to theorize and to research the pedagogy, history, practice, practitioners, and communities within the field of creative writing. CWSO supports efforts to advance our understanding of creative writing through pedagogical and scholarly efforts across a broad range of sites and subjects. We advocate for

  • Access to knowledge, information, and resources relating to creative writing studies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the study and understanding of creative writing across diverse teaching and learning environments
  • The amplification of marginalized stakeholders/constituencies/communities in order to foster open conversations
  • The critical examination of undertheorized practices in the field of creative writing

What is the Creative Writing Studies Organization?

The Creative Writing Studies Organization was founded as a non-profit organization in early 2016. We are dedicated to helping creative writing studies establish itself through increasing the visibility of scholarship that pertains to creative writing and being an inclusive, diverse space that fosters open conversation about topics pertaining to the field. The organization does this through two primary means: its peer-reviewed, open-access publication The Journal of Creative Writing Studies and through an annual Creative Writing Studies Conference, the first of which was held in fall 2016.

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How to Get Involved

The Creative Writing Studies Organization collect annual dues and formally enrolls its members. Using the menus above, you can now register as a member of the organization and receive information on the annual conference. We encourage you to read the Journal of Creative Writing Studies and learn more about the Creative Writing Studies Conference. Consider submitting an article to the journal or a paper proposal to the conference. Join our Facebook page and Twitter account to stay in the loop for announcements.

On the Membership page, you can now register as an individual member of the organization or become an institutional member. You may wish to run for office, serve on a committee, or participate in elections. Our field is still young and the organization is still new. We want everyone to feel welcome and to participate in shaping the future of the organization, so please, we encourage your involvement at any level!