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Incarcerated Juvenile? Veteran? Senior? Teaching and Reaching the Writer Hidden Within the Underserved #AWP16

  • J.W. Marriot Hotel Los Angeles, CA (map)

Diamond Salon 6&7, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor

Five veteran teachers of the underserved discuss strategies and best practices to bring the power of writing into the lives of those often discounted in our culture. How do we create safe classrooms and yet raise the bar for literary craft? How do our language and demeanor affect the outcome of the classroom? How do we craft culture-sensitive writing prompts? Panelists discuss the challenges and rewards of working in unusual classrooms and delve into how to best engage unique populations.

Monona Wali,  Robert Fox,  Esche Jackson,  Ashaki M. Jackson,  Leslie Ann Poston