Associated Writing Programs Conference Report Jan 30-Feb. 2 2008
After attending the annual Associated Writing Programs conference I am inspired to work more closely with literature and creative writing colleagues in furthering the literary magazine and highlighting the creative work of students and teachers at Las Positas.
where students and faculty can share their writing and revision techniques, discuss literary heroes and relevant contemporary writers and coordinate efforts to maintain a varied and rigorous creative writing offerings that meets the needs of the current student population as the surrounding community at large.
My personal and professional involvement with the Two-Year College Caucus has significantly engaged my association with the organization where I am emerging as a leader of teachers who are writers, and who share their expertise and experience in the creative writing field within the literature and composition and transfer-level and pre-transfer level classrooms throughout the country. In the community college, we advocate for a community of readers and writers who are sharing a diversity of experiences, and embracing a broad appreciation of the various textures and rhythms of voices—we assist one another—writers, teachers and students--- in the creation of literature and furthering of an expanding literary culture grounded in the humanity of people from all places and times.