You’ve heard the punchlines. It’s far from a secure career pathway. And with growing student debt and hectic costs of living, a creative writing degree is a tough sell. So why do it? For many of us, it’s an overpriced exercise in dangling modifiers and critical theory. But for others, the chance encounter with that professor, that life-changing text or that spark of an idea makes it all worthwhile. In this incisive panel, hear from educators and students exploring the value of a tertiary writing education, the lessons they’ve learned and the bad habits they’ve had to purge.