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 … Continue reading Go Down the Rabbit Hole: A Writer’s Manifesto
I. LOVE. research. It's by far my favorite part of the writing process, the time when I just get to look and learn and soak up and scribble and wonder and wander around and around and around... And it doesn't matter if it feels like it's getting anywhere.
It's a short week, so I don't have too much to say or too much time to write. But my Digital Storytelling students got to see me-as-writer this week, when I did their short digital prompt along with them, so I thought it only fair that my other students get to see that I write, … Continue reading The Professor as Writer
I finally got myself an iPad last week, and I've been having a great time exploring how to integrate it into my life. So far, my favorite uses have been creative (big surprise, I know). For fun: I've been playing around with Keri Smith's "This is Not an App." For day-to-day idea generation and noodling: … Continue reading What We Carry
I'm beginning the process of curating a collaborative digital collage of women + food called Mangia, Ragazza! Mangia, Ragazza is Italian for "eat, girl!" which is what my Nona used to scold me when I told her I was full at the end of a three-hour meal. My goal with this project is to explore … Continue reading Seeking Women Who Eat…
The Fall 2014 semester is officially off the ground, so I thought I'd post a few links here to my professorial life, in case anyone's curious. I'm teaching Writing for Digital Media for the second time ever this year (both my second time, and the university's second-ever such offering), and I've created a separate website … Continue reading Teaching Updates
This semester at UPJ, I'm teaching a class on Writing for Digital Media. It's my first time teaching the course -- a course I developed along with my department's director for UPJ -- and the first writing class of its kind being offered in the Pitt university system. My colleague, Dr. Jeremy Justus, is in … Continue reading Learning Digital Narratives