Posts tagged ‘community-building’

Jun 12 2018
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Starting a blog: The whys and hows

Starting a blog: The whys and hows

Writers everywhere are using blogs to publicize their writing. Surely you know of some. I mean, you’re reading one right now! Word Press, the content management system that hosts the Center blog (and one of the most popular CMS’s for beginners in existence) defines a blog as: an abbreviated version of ‘weblog,’ which is a term used to describe websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to…

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Jun 01 2018
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Letter from the director: June 2018

Letter from the director: June 2018

School is NOT out for the summer, if you’re a student at the Center for Creative Writing! We just started up a brand new session of our five-week online writing courses and students and teachers alike are flexing our creative muscles. Monthly photo prompt writing contest for email list subscribers! If you aren’t currently enrolled but want to write with us, we are also launching a new community-building project through our email list. Every first…

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Feb 13 2018
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Teacher feature: Jennifer Steil on being stimulated and trusted by her students

Teacher feature: Jennifer Steil on being stimulated and trusted by her students

Fiction Writing teacher Jennifer Steil shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. Director Stacia M. Fleegal: What excites you, inspires you, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the pleasure you feel when you’re writing? JS: I find joy in the unexpected, whether it comes in the form…

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Jan 18 2018
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Teacher feature: Helena Clare Pittman on affirmation through teaching

Teacher feature: Helena Clare Pittman on affirmation through teaching

Writing for Children teacher Helena Clare Pittman shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. Director Stacia M. Fleegal: What excites you, inspires you, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the pleasure you feel when you’re writing? HCP: It excites me terribly to read student work in response to…

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Jun 24 2015
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Stacia Fleegal, Writing through Trauma and Writer’s Eye teacher, on connection

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Previous posts on community-building among Center teaching associates have featured Kallie Falandays, Helena Clare Pittman, Ellen Collins, and Abriana Jetté. These teachers responded to Elizabeth Ayres’ essential question: Where is your joy in writing and teaching? Stacia Fleegal, who teaches Writing through Trauma to Truth and The Writer’s Eye, talked a bit about the point of connection between teacher and student when both “get” something they’re reading in the same way, and the walls between “teacher” and “student”…

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May 28 2015
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Kallie Falandays, Cool Tools for Stuck Writers teacher, on newness

Kallie Falandays, Cool Tools for Stuck Writers teacher, on newness

Previous posts on community-building among Center teaching associates highlighted Helena Clare Pittman, Ellen Collins, and Abriana Jetté. These teachers responded to Elizabeth Ayres’ essential question: Where is your joy in writing and teaching? This week, we hear from Kallie Falandays, who teaches Cool Tools for Stuck Writers, a course focused on overcoming blocks in creative output. Kallie’s response is succinct and true, and touches on the joy of developing both our individual and communal selves—a…

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May 07 2015
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Ellen Collins, Writing the Wave teacher, on spirituality and the creative process

Ellen Collins, Writing the Wave teacher, on spirituality and the creative process

In previous months, the Center community-building posts focused on Helena Clare Pittman and Abriana Jetté. This month, Writing the Wave teacher Ellen Collins shares with her colleagues an experience of what she terms the “spiritual creative” process. EA: What excites you, turns you on, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the…

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Apr 17 2015
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Helena Clare Pittman, Writing for Children teacher, on affirmation through teaching

Helena Clare Pittman, Writing for Children teacher, on affirmation through teaching

Last month, the Center community-building post focused on Abriana Jetté. This month, Writing for Children teacher Helena Clare Pittman shares with her colleagues some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. EA: What excites you, turns you on, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the pleasure you feel when…

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Mar 26 2015
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Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Part of teaching online writing courses through the Center is a focus on community-building. In response to a question Elizabeth Ayres posed to all Center teachers, Abriana Jetté (The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing) shared with her colleagues some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.

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