Week 4/ List 4: List the soundtrack of your life right now. About a month ago, my husband and I were talking about protest music; aware that we’re on the verge of a massive social and political sea change, he wondered what kind of new music would emerge from the chaos and turmoil. Then came […]Read more "List 4: Troubled Cells and Good Medicine"
This post is part of a series inspired by the 52 lists project journal; read more about my intention and approach in the original post here. Week 3 / List 3: List the happiest moments of your life so far. This week, I’m not actually going to include my entire list in the post (sorry!) because, in […]Read more "List 3: Midnight Radio, or, Joy as an Act of Resistance"
This post is part of a series inspired by the 52 lists project journal; read more about my intention and approach in the original post here. Week 2 / List 2: List your favorite characters from books, movies, etc. Note: I “skipped” a post for list one, because the prompt was to list your resolutions, which […]Read more "List 2: Boss Witches"
I posted the entry below to Instagram and Facebook a little while ago, but I’m going to begin the project in earnest on the blog this week, so I thought I’d include it here, as an introduction. My number one resolution for 2017 is to get back into a regular writing habit. Between book edits […]Read more "The 52 Lists Project 2017"
At #AWP2016 today, I’m serving on the panel “Pedagogy’s Next Wave: Alternatives to the Whole-Class Workshop.” Specifically, I’ll be talking about guided workshops, collaborative workshops, and multimedia workshops. Below, I’ve included links to the handout I made for the panel, and a few additional pieces of information (lesson plans, readings, etc.) that other teachers may […]Read more "Alternative Workshop Methods"
This weekend at the Creative Nonfiction Writer’s Conference, I led a master class on Research Techniques in the genre. For those of you who attended (or anyone else interested in learning more about creative research), here are links to the essays and books I referenced. Immersion Pieces Jeanne Marie Laskas’ “Underworld,” and her entire collection, […]Read more "How to Be An Explorer of the World"
I’m recycling my own work here, which I am usually loathe to do. But a post I wrote last semester, working alongside the students in my Writing for Digital Media class, was just featured on WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed showcase, and the response has been tremendous. The advice has really seemed to resonate with a lot […]Read more "Go Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Manifesto"