The bluapple Poetry Network’s Educator’s Studio is a free series of workshops and discussions dedicated to providing teachers of writing and the arts with resources, concepts, and lesson plans that can be utilized in their classrooms, after school clubs, and other projects that inspire youth through poetry. Guest facilitators from Florida and across the country will guide participants through the monthly series.
LATEST WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Travis M. Kiger is the Writing Studio Coordinator at Keiser University-Tampa and teaches Nonfiction and a Creative Writing Capstone at Southern New Hampshire University. He has worked in education since 2004, living other professional lives as Managing Director of a theater company dedicated to promoting non-violent conflict resolution and responsible activism to under-served teens, Executive Director of a non-profit professional theater company, writer for the LSU AgCenter Diversity Initiative, competitive academic debate coach, high school English teacher, and semi-finalist in the 2006 National Poetry Slam. His essays about family, culture, and pedagogy have been published in Cleaver Magazine, Hobart, Bull Men’s Fiction, Bridge Eight, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Good Men Project, Louisiana Literature, Crack the Spine, and pioneertown among others. He has also co-authored two communication textbooks, including the Interpretation of Literature text for the National Speech & Debate Association. He dislikes systemic oppression, though loves the Oxford Comma.
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