Book Lists

Fiction Texts

Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern
Narrative Design: A Writer's Guide to Structure by Madison Smartt Bell
What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays/Pamela Painter
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills

Poetry Texts

In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop by Steve Kowit
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach by Robin Behn/Chase Twichell
The Poetry Dictionary by John Drury

Creative Nonfiction Texts

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present by Phillip Lopate
Creative Nonfiction: How to Live It and Write It by Lee Gutkind
Writing Creative Nonfiction: Instruction and Insights from the Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs by Caroly Forché/Philip Gerard


The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
Get Your First Book Published by Jason Shinder

Writing Programs

The AWP Official Guide to Writing Programs by the Associated Writing Programs
Conversations on Writing Fiction: Interviews with 13 Distinguished Teachers of Fiction Writing in America by Alexander Neubauer
On the Teaching of Creative Writing by Wallace Stegner

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