The Desire for Justice and the Desire for the Unknown: Field Notes on the Creation of a Transformative Creative Writing MA Community


  • Sam Kelly Edinburgh Napier University
  • Errol Rivera Edinburgh Napier University



creative writing, student-staff collaboration, academic practice, higher education, co-operative learning, curriculum development


Reinventing the MA in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University using student-staff collaboration. Situated within Higher Education’s ongoing conversations about co-operative learning and student engagement, this piece proposes the experience of its authors as the possible basis of a methodology for community creation: one that can be used by any taught postgraduate programme as a means of redefining and strengthening its sense of purpose.


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