Alternative Workshop Methods

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 … Continue reading Alternative Workshop Methods

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How to Be An Explorer of the World

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, … Continue reading How to Be An Explorer of the World

Whiskey and Water

They dim the lights in the Wigle Barrelhouse just as the music is starting, so that the soft twang of an acoustic guitar and a mandolin sound softer still, muffled and sweet. The oak barrels lining the room – all four walls, stacked on their sides to the ceiling, propping up the cocktail tables – … Continue reading Whiskey and Water