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Different Strokes: Composing in a Writing Group

By: Robert Burroughs
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2
Date: Spring 1995

Summary: College teacher Robert Burroughs reflects on his experience with a writing group at a Writing Project Summer Institute. He reconstructs the process that he and the other members of his group went through in revising and editing his poem for the South Coast Writing Project's summer anthology, with reference to the literature on writing groups. He goes on to explore the difference between adult and student writing groups.


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