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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 ‘The Ability to See and the Talent to Speak’ : The Emergent Writer and Questions of Voice and Authority
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'With the question of appropriation in fiction in debate – given prominence through the furore caused by Lionel Shriver’s keynote speech at the Brisbane Writers Festival in October 2016 – the importance of discussing issues of voice and authority with emergent writers has become ever more apparent. Yet how should these ideas be discussed with student writers who are still coming to terms with craft notions such as point-of-view and narrative voice? What alternatives are available other than focusing on privilege and power, where students tend to retreat into their subjugated identities to justify their speaking positions? And when discussing ‘the right’ to tell other people’s stories how can a recognition of fiction writing as a political act in itself move emergent writers away from the idea of ‘making things up’ towards a more engaged view of their practice? This paper will attempt to answer some of these questions via a mixture of voices itself, utilising the ‘voice of experience’ of the tertiary teacher as well as that of the practicing creative writer whose own work – a draft novel entitled ‘The Master Class’ – is concerned with fiction as, inevitably, an act of appropriation and utilities a narrative where fictional characters directly engage with the question of who owns a story.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses vol. 22 no. 2 October 2018 15264558 2018 periodical issue

    'Scholarly contributions to the general edition of TEXT Vol 22, No 2 include the second part of a ground-breaking article by Paul Collis and Jen Crawford on approaches to indigenous storytelling in the Creative Writing teaching and learning space. ‘Six groundings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story in the Creative Writing classroom: Part 2’ furthers the authors’ case for the acknowledgement and presence of Australian indigenous storytelling in the Creative Writing discipline using an inclusive approach pioneered at the University of Canberra. Together with Part 1, this work provides Creative Writing teachers and academics across Australia with a method and a framework for inviting Australian indigenous story into the discussion and into the collective creative writing studio or workshop. Part 1 of Collis and Crawford’s article was published in TEXT Vol 21, No 2 (October 2017).' (From : Julienne van Loon and Ross Watkins, Editorial)

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