July 5 - 6 and 9 - 13, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: West Chester University's Graduate Business Center
Coordinators: Mary Buckelew and Linda Kerschner
John Steinbeck had this to say about writing: "I have written a great many stories and I still don't know how to go about it except to write and take my chances." Teacher as Writer provides participants with the time and space for writing, the time to take chances, the time to write familiar stories, unknown stories, to write in genres never tried, and to take risks never imagined in order to become the best teachers of writing possible. Spend time immersed in reading, writing, conferring, revising, editing, publishing, and thoughtful discussions of classroom practice in light of your own writing successes and struggles. Join a community of writers in Teacher as Writer, and explore your own writing - both fiction and non-fiction - and classroom practice in a comfortable and relaxed workshop atmosphere. “This course encouraged me to revisit my work, revise, and look to others for suggestions. It helped me improve as a writer and as a writing teacher. Thank you for the challenge, and for helping me become a stronger, more confident writer!” - course participant