Creative Nonfiction: Why Hybrid Essays are the Kind of Writing You Want to Read
Date: January 23 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: South Chapel - Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Based on the book This Time It’s Personal: Teaching Academic Writing Through Creative Nonfiction by John O’Connor, this workshop will introduce personal essays that students love to write and teachers will love to read.
We will try our hand at the “sense of place” essay, memoir, writer’s autobiography, and cultural review as venues for academic writing that have authentic student investment.
This workshop is part of our 2012-2013 Workshop Series.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
Credit Option: This workshop is part of the “Oregon Writing Project Series”. Each workshop in the Oregon Writing Project Series can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series.
Instructor: Santha Cassell, M.A.T.
About the Instructor
Santha Cassell M.A.T. ‘00 spent 6 years teaching English at Roosevelt High School. After a year’s leave to learn Spanish in Oaxaca, Mexico with her family, Cassell continued her teaching career at Riverdale High School where she taught English, History, Senior Exhibition and Culinary Arts. She is currently an instructional specialist at Madison High School, as well as a compulsive and joyful reader of fiction and non-fiction, novels, essays, periodicals, and stories. Her favorite thing about teaching is when her students use the stories of their lives as doorways to learning about the world.
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