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Reflections on a Half-century of Teaching

One observation after fifty years spent observing historical trends: we live in perilous times.


Teaching Writing: An Experience in Community

I was on a book tour around the publication of my fourth novel when I learned that I would be teaching an introductory course on writing fiction to undergraduates in the spring. Although I was in the midst of giving readings and talks in academic settings (as I have done for years), this was to be my first experience teaching a course.