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Creative Writing in the Classroom: On Twitter, Aphorisms, Flash Fiction and Haiku

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Josep Maria Rodríguez1,*, María Salvador2

1Universitat de Lleida, Spain.

2Harvard University, USA.

*Corresponding author: Josep Maria Rodríguez


This article proposes creative writing workshops focused on brief literary formats as a method for fostering the reading habit of the students of today. As digital natives, they have become used to a certain brevity that can be used for the teacher’s advantage. Three specific literary formats are considered as ideal for this activity: the aphorism, flash fiction, and the haiku. This article describes these brief literary forms and proposes how they can be used for furthering the students’ interest in reading, as well as how it will benefit their overall skills as world citizens. Writing brief compositions in the form of aphorisms, haiku or flash fiction will improve the students’ communication skills while becoming an entry point to literature itself in a range of genres, from philosophy, to narrative fiction, and poetry. Finally, this article considers a new online landscape that reflects a literary classroom through submissions and collaborations.


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Creative Writing in the Classroom: On Twitter, Aphorisms, Flash Fiction and Haiku

How to cite this paper: Josep Maria Rodríguez, María Salvador. (2021). Creative Writing in the Classroom: On Twitter, Aphorisms, Flash Fiction and Haiku. The Educational Review, USA5(3), 76-78.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2021.03.007

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