This chapter suggesta a myriad of intentions and goals lie behind Creative Writing courses globally. It explores the interconnections in an author's life that support the view that Creative Writing has multiple identities in the community rather than one restricted to formal educational structures. Outside Anglophone countries, the integration of Creative Writing into education poses linguistic and cultural challenges. The chapter focuses on higher education globally where Creative Writing as a subject has begun to flourish in new environments. The chapter has chosen to focus on the writers who teach it, since their professionalization at all levels determines why, when, what and how Creative Writing is taught, valued and evaluated. It can apply, therefore, to celebrity writers as well as to writers in the academy, the schools and the community.
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