Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work (Kevin Dvorak, Shanti Bruce)
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Title: Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work
Editor(s): Kevin Dvorak, St. Thomas University, and Shanti Bruce. Nova Southeastern University
Publish Date: October 2008
|This is the first book length attempt to address the role creativity plays in writing centers. Beginning with the premise that creativity has the potential to make work and learning environments more productive—and possibly more dangerous—the ideals in this collection will complicate visions of what writing centers can and should be. Striking a balance between theory and practice, readers will learn about creative tutor training and staff meeting activities, how to use toys to tutor and how to tutor creative writers, and, finally, how to implement creative outreach programs. Those who are in search of ways to infuse their centers with creativity and fun will find this book to be an invaluable, inspirational resource.|
Contents: Introduction, Kevin Dvorak and Shanti Bruce. EXPLORATIONS IN CREATIVITY. Creativity in the Writing Center: A Terrifying Conundrum, Beth Boquet and Michele Eodice. Then Everybody Jumped for Joy! (But Joy Didn’t Like That, So She Left): Play in the Writing Center, Scott Miller. Writing Centers and Politics of Community, Identity, and Social Justice, Harry C. Denny. Hideaways and Hangouts, Public Squares and Performance Sites: New Metaphors for Writing Center Design, Derek Owens. “Literativity”: Reconceptualizing Creative Literacy Learning, sj Miller. CREATIVITY AND TUTORING WRITING. A Play About Play: Tutor Training for the Bored and Serious, in Three Acts, Lisa Zimmerelli. Putting the “Play” Back into Role-Playing: Tutor Training though Interactive Performance, Sandee K. McGlaun. Incorporating Play and Toys into the Writing Center, Chad Verbais. Tutoring Creative Writers: Working One-to-One on Prose and Poetry, Hans Ostrom. Drawing on the (Play) Spaces of Conferences, Anne Ellen Geller. THE “CREATIVE” WRITING CENTER. Center Stage: Performing the Culture of Writing at Stanford, Wendy Goldberg. Building Labyrinths in Order to Escape: A Guide to Making Play Work, Julie Reid. Writing Teachers, Writing Groups, Writing Centers, Dawn Fels. Portfolio Pandemonium: More Than a Practical Solution, Jill Pennington and Timothy Miank. Invitations and Voices: Fostering Creative Expression, Carol Severino and Cinda Coggins. Publicity, Play, Pedagogy: The Store of the Never-Ending Story, Derek Boczkowski, Ian Randall, Truly Render, and Sarah Sinovic. About the Contributors. Author Index. Subject Index.