Jeana Burton’s short story, The Red File, will appear in issue #18 of the online journal, Drunken Boat: http://www.drunkenboat.com.
Jeana Burton was accepted into the Writing By Writers (WxW) Tomales Bay, CA workshop, The Interior Journey: Reading and Writing as Spiritual Disciplines with Fenton Johnson, October 16-20th, which just happens to coincide with the department’s Reading Days. The workshop will address memoir and journaling as means of deepening ones writing and interior life.
Jeana Burton’s short story, Jobs for Felons, has been nominated by the Board of Contributing Editors for the 38th Pushcart Anthology; this story was originally published in upstreet #8, summer 2012.
Two more upper division composition workshops will be offered after Spring Break. Both count toward the UD composition professional development certificate. Each workshop will be offered at two times.
Face-to-Face Assessment: This Time It’s Personal
Tuesday, March 26, 4-5 p.m. or Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 p.m., Whitaker Conference Room
Knowing that the best assessment practices in composition courses include formative evaluation and robust, thoughtful response to student writing—not just “grading papers”—instructors are always looking for ways to make the process of evaluating students’ work matter. Some of us have added face-to-face assessment or “grading conferences” to our repertoire. Join Laura Thomas, Jeana Burton and Sharon Grindle for a conversation about our experiences with this promising method. Although we will focus on upper division courses, instructors who teach composition at any level are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, April 9 or Wednesday April 10, 4-5 p.m. Whitaker Conference Room.
It has been a couple of years since we had a seminar about blogging in CO300. Since then, a number of instructors have begun using blogs in various ways. This workshop led by Beth Lechleitner will give you an opportunity to catch up on how blogs are being used by CO300 instructors, share how you are using them (if you are), ask questions if you are thinking about integrating them with your course, and share best practices (and perhaps a few cautionary tales). The workshop is open to current CO300 instructors and those interested in teaching the course.
Jeana Steele Burton will read her short story, “Jobs for Felons,” at the 2013 AWP Upstreet journal reading party on Thursday, March 7, from 6:30-9pm, at the Boston Public Library.
Jeana Burton attended Dangerous Writing, an intimate and intense workshop offered every August by novelist Tom Spanbauer in his home in Portland, Oregon. Dangerous Writing alumni include Chuck Palahniak, who wrote Fight Club.
Jeana Burton is very excited to say that her short story, Jobs for Felons, will be published in the literary journal upstreet: 8, due out this July.