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AWP Panel: I Teach, Therefore, I Essay (Portland, OR)

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

Essays offer freedom to ponder ideas that needn’t be proven. If that’s what we want to happen in classrooms, can we view teaching as essaying? What risks and opportunities arise when we wander down uncertain paths with our students, just as we do with the written word? This panel of women writers and teachers shares perspectives on essaying in higher education settings and shelters, where part of the discovery is often personal revelation—which can be particularly complicated for women.

Panel members: Angela Palm, Gail Griffin, Caitlin McGill, Jennine Capó Crucet, Patrice Gopo