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Writers Workshops

Teachers-as-Writers: Discovering Narrative in the Everyday 2023-107/Online

Course #2023-107
Tuesdays Starting January 31 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Daniel Kennedy

This is an online workshop that takes place via Zoom.


This workshop is tuition-free and only open for K-12 educators.

Stephen King says of writing, “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” The same is often true for teachers beginning a new school year. When we engage in any new or renewed venture, we are tasked with embracing both excitement and uncertainty. K-12 educators also contend with the considerable demands of their challenging, essential work.

In this generative narrative workshop for teachers, we will focus on strategies for sustaining a healthy writing practice during the school year. We will discuss topics such as the writing process, the symbiosis of teaching and learning, finding story in our daily lives, and the elements of narrative craft. Our workshop will prioritize development over critique. Participants will be given prompts, in-class writing time, and the space to share and discuss portions of their new drafts. Additionally, we will read excerpts of published fiction and nonfiction. Some optional readings may be assigned outside of class. Participants will leave the workshop with seeds for future writing projects and the tools to make them grow.

About the instructor

DANIEL KENNEDY holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, where he won the Emily Morrison Prize in Fiction. He is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, where he won the Inprint Donald Barthelme Memorial Prize in Nonfiction and is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Florida Review, Appalachian Review, New England Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Arts & Letters, The Madison Review, BULL, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was listed among Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction in Best American Essays 2022. He teaches undergraduate creative writing and literature courses at the University of Houston.

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