Friday, May 03, 2024

About teaching and crying

Zadie Smith on teaching creative writing in New York (spotted by Padraig Reidy):

They said workshop, so I took a story of mine that I’d written when I was young and was bad, and marked it up in front of the class. And I took a story of theirs and did it on a lightbox. And the student started crying. NYU explained to me that that is not what they meant. So I went down several gears.

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