There's a hunger out there ... People don't feel satisfied in their day jobs, they feel spiritually impoverished and they want to do something creative. Not everybody wants to publish a book but they want to make a change in their lives, make a break with the past.Lecturer Antoni Jach talks to Jane Sullivan in the Age about the huge increase in the number of creative writing courses in Australia and the number of students taking them. The TAFE courses have been particularly successful and Jach reckons its students have produced about 100 published books. The impressive list of alumni includes Miles Franklin winner Alexis Wright.
And next year RMIT is launching its bachelor in creative writing.