Teaching Creative Writing: Challenges and Freedoms - Sponsored by Stockton University’s Why the Humanities Matter Institute for Teachers


In this workshop Stockton Creative Writing Faculty Professors King and Long will guide participants through a variety of accessible and diverse creative writing exercises for the classroom, allowing participants to test out the writing prompts first hand. The workshop will discuss ways to alter the lessons according to individual classroom needs and offer ways these assignments can be scaffolded towards larger projects.  We will also review potential pitfalls and answer questions about each exercise.

Instructors: Stockton Creative Writing Faculty Cynthia Arrieu-King and Nathan Alling Long
Nathan Alling Long's award-winning work appears on NPR and in over a hundred publications. His collection of 50 short fictions, The Origin of Doubt (2018), was selected as a finalist for a Lambda Literary award. He’s the recipient of a Truman Capote fellowship, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conference scholarships, and three Pushcart nominations. He lives in Philadelphia and has been teaching creative writing for fifteen years at Stockton University.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (2010), Manifest (2013) and Futureless Languages (2018). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, and Bomb Magazine. She has workshopped with educators through the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation, has mentored and volunteered through Mighty Writers in Philadelphia, and has previously led a workshop on material culture as a pedagogical tool for the Why the Humanities Matters Institute at Stockton. 

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Please note: The Why the Humanities Matter Institute will offer three additional professional development workshops during the 2019-2020 school year, including a workshop on LGBT history. Dates and other topics TBA.

This workshop is partially funded by Stockton University’s Office of the President and School of Arts and Humanities.

Audience: Middle & High School Educators
Workshop Code: F20029
Dates: Friday November 1, 2019

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $50 OR 3 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: For Instructors See Description
Location: Stockton University Atlantic City Campus

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