This blog began because I like to talk about teaching. I always have.
I stepped in front of a class for the first time in 1991.
I was a rookie grad student, and once I got over my stage fright, I realized that teaching is like an incredibly interesting puzzle or math equation that always needs solving.
It’s absorbing, fascinating work.
And I love to talk shop. It’s my virtual teacher’s lounge.
Teaching Creative Writing
Next semester, I’m teaching a grad course called “Teaching in English Studies: Creative Writing,” which is offered every other year.
Given how much I like to talk teaching, you’d think I’d be really into teaching this course, and I am! But it troubles me, too, and it relates to the things that trouble me about the position of creative writing in English departments, and the things that trouble me about the work I put into this blog. Continue reading