An intern appears in the doorway of what has become my makeshift office during these weeks of theatre camp. Looking frazzled, he holds up a hand, indicating that someone---presumably a student---should wait in the hall, before he crosses to the table I've claimed as my desk. "Susie is here to see you," he says in … Continue reading Kids are people, too.
...care to join me? This spring, I’m teaching a couple more classes with the Adams County Arts Council. Registration should open in the next few weeks. Looking forward to seeing you! Creative Writing: Prose (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction) Adams County Arts Council Wednesdays, March 14th - April 4th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Register by visiting the … Continue reading I expect to do a little teaching this spring…
A facebook friend posted a link to an article penned by Ron Clark, a reputable and award-winning teacher. I started to leave a response in that tiny little comment box under her link, but my response grew and grew until it was a length that is completly unacceptable for a facebook comment: The article is … Continue reading It shouldn’t be Parents v. Teachers, but…
You can now register for the classes I'm teaching this fall for the Adams County Arts Council. Exciting stuff! Class: Intro to Creative Writing 2: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Adams County Arts Council Thursdays, October 6-27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Register by visiting the Adams County Arts Council's website. Join us for the follow up to … Continue reading Registration for my fall classes is now open.
Today's New York Times includes an op-ed piece by Marie Myung-Ok Lee entitled "What I Learned in School." The article is primarily memoir, a self-prescribed journey through two years of Ms. Lee's high school career, a time when two influential English teachers recognized Ms. Lee's love of reading and writing and gave her the space … Continue reading Teaching means meeting the needs of ALL your students
A chance to spend a couple of hours with yours truly! Saturday, May 7th, 1PM – 4PM Workshop: Saturday Art Escapes: Meet Your Muse! Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, Chambersburg, PA You sit down at your desk, pen in hand or fingers poised over keyboard, and then—nothing. Where has your inspiration gone? Join … Continue reading Upcoming workshops
My whole body gets jittery when I'm angry. My hands tremble, my stomach quakes, my legs twitch. And usually such tremors end in a lengthy explosion, a twenty-minute verbal mushroom cloud with my voice as the source of the sonic boom. I am a yeller. A screamer even. When I'm pissed, you can hear it … Continue reading Jittery
I'm famous! Sort of. Our local public television station airs a show called "You Gotta Have Art" that features the local artists who are teaching classes with the Adams County Arts Council. I was interviewed last week as one such local artist. I showed up for what I thought was a radio interview (read: no … Continue reading Fame!
I'm teaching a creative writing class this winter with my local arts council. It's a short one, just four weeks, but it will be well worth it, I assure you! If you happen to live in the greater Gettysburg metropolitan area (ha!), you can sign up for the class on the Adams County Arts Council's … Continue reading A little something for everyone