Flickers of Hidden Meaning – Braiding Essays as Creative Experience for Academic Writers
Keywords:Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Braided Essays, Teaching Practice Paper, Teaching Academic Writing
In creative nonfiction, the genre of the braided essay is common. This creative art of braiding different strands and outside voices might also be liberating for academic writers as an expansion of academic writing that allows hidden meaning to shine through. This teaching practice paper shares how this genre was used for writing about teaching practice at EATAW 2021. It introduces the genre of the braided essay and uses the steps of the EATAW workshop as an example of how to teach it.