Oh, the Places You(r Writing)’ll Go

Several years ago I wrote an article for English Journal on disability and being a classroom teacher, "Doubly Vulnerable: The Paradox of Disability and Teaching." (I'm not aware of a full text of the article freely accessible online, but I'm happy to share it, if you contact me.) Writing the article was itself an act of vulnerability, … Continue reading Oh, the Places You(r Writing)’ll Go

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Leaving and Taking

As part of this morning's improv activity, we were invited to think about what we would take away from the UNCC National Writing Project Summer Institute and what we would leave. I decided to use those categories for my reflection on SI. What I'll Leave The feeling that if I don't do it it won't … Continue reading Leaving and Taking

Writing at Ikea

"I know we don't need it, but it's still pretty cool." -IKEA shopper I'm wondering about the reactions of the shoppers as we sit here in a living room set writing. Do they think we're store employees? Paid actors? Squatters? Performance artists? I imagine writing in this space as a quiet protest against the necessity … Continue reading Writing at Ikea

Writing Timeline

Today at the Summer Institute we made timelines to record significant events/relationships where writing played a role. Magazines to cut pictures out of were provided, but I decided to make paper cutouts. I got kinda into it and continued working on it during lunch to give it a title. I was kinda pleased with how … Continue reading Writing Timeline