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Writers Workshops

Teachers As Writers Online – Finding Poetry in the Everyday 2020-304

Course #2020-304
Saturdays Starting October 3 10:00 am–12:00 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Brittny Ray Crowell

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.

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

Amidst the current crises, educators find themselves thrust into a wave of surreal expectations and demands. At times it can be difficult to find a moment to process and reflect, let alone hone our creative abilities.

This workshop offers a space to build a supportive community via the process of transforming our daily reflections through the vehicle of several poetic forms. Sessions will include reflective generative exercises which will serve as the basis for poetic works. Though our main objective will focus on generating work, time will also be allotted for workshop and exchange.

About the instructor

Brittny Ray Crowell earned a BA in English from Spelman College and an MA in English from Texas A&M-Texarkana. Recently, she won the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and the Lucy Terry Prince Prize, judged by Major Jackson. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Frontier, The West Review, Mount Island, Aunt Chloe, Glass Poetry, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Journal, and the anthology Black Lives Have Always Mattered. She is a teaching assistant and PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston and received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. A secondary educator for thirteen years, she also teaches advanced creative writing at Pershing Middle School.