writing services coordinator, Achievement and Learning Center
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., University of Virginia
The more I teach writing, the more my writing-center approach influences how I approach the classroom. Writing is such a personal act, and people come at it so differently and for such different reasons. The individualized approach of writing center work keeps me grounded in the difference between writers. Even when the writing task is the same, different writers bring such different sets of experiences that the support they need varies widely.
When I'm not in the writing center or the writing classroom, I write fiction and creative nonfiction. Lately, I write flash fiction, bursts of incident and image that look like stories but often smell like poems. I co-founded and currently edit A Baker's Dozen: thirteen extraordinary things , an experimental literary site that works to bring together all creative digital media, blurring the lines between genres and forms.