Bloomsbury Publishing recently released a new creative writing guide from Terry Ann Thaxton. Creative Writing in the Community focuses on the practical side of creative writing, connecting classroom experiences to community-based projects. It prepares creative writing students for teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes.

Enhanced by contributions from directors, students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is an essential guide for students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-based learning programs.

It also provides practical demonstration of the value of art in society. Each chapter contains easy-to-use resources such as lesson plans, case studies, lists of writing examples, “how to…” sections, and reflection question.