Hans-Georg Gadamer says that we do not ‘conduct’ a conversation. It is rather that each speaker’s concern to establish some sort of common ground creates a directionality of its own: ‘the partners conducting are far less the leaders of it than the led’ (Gadamer 383). Our paper concerns the methods we have explored in ‘conducting’ month-long creative writing intensives for injured servicepeople. The cultural differences between us and the participants provides one driver to the sort of dynamic Gadamer identifies. But so does the fact that we team-teach, bringing different strategies into the room. In two voices, the article attempts to bring some of those dialogics to the space of reporting as well. It concerns rules for creative writing, and considers what stands in their place.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|