Podcast on The Craft of Writing Memoir: Derek Owens’ Memory’s Wake
The craft of writing memoir and the subject of recovered memories and post traumatic stress syndrome were among the topics as I visited with St. John’s University English Professor and Vice Provost Dr. Derek Owens. His latest book is entitled Memory’s Wake and tells the story of an abusive relationship between his grandmother and mother.…
Facebook and Blogs as Instruments for World Peace?
When I started to make the mental move from basketball coach to writer (not that a person couldn’t be both) the two writer/teachers I began to read were Donald Murray and Peter Elbow. Many of the professors and teachers around me let me know that these two men were considered to be from the “expressive”…
Teaching Summer Composition: WordPress Blogs in the Writing/English Classroom
If anyone has suggestions, I’d love to hear what you think about the following plan: this summer, for the two sections of composition I’m teaching, I plan to start my own Prof. Torg WordPress blog and have each student writer create a blog of their own. I’ll have a blog roll (or list of links/same…