In the tenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Julia Bell about the republication of The Creative Writing Coursebook. They discuss how the coursebook came about, the perennial question of whether writing can be taught, and the influence of the digital on creative writing.
Julia Bell is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck. She is the author of three novels, most recently The Dark Light, the co-editor of The Creative Writing Coursebook as well as three volumes of short stories, the latest being The Sea in Birmingham.
Peter J Coles studied for his MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University. He is the Managing Editor of Content for MIROnline and was a member of the editorial team for The Mechanics’ Institute Review, issue 15. @peafield