Beyond Little Mind: Learning English for Self Exploration & Creative Expression
Abstract: After identifying some essential benefits in using creative writing in the ESL classroom, the presenter will lead the audience through two writing exercises designed to introduce young writers to the associative powers of language, and to the importance of making it personally relevant.
Meet our guest: Don Schofield
Bio: Recently retired from his position as a dean of Perrotis College (The American Farm School), Don Schofield also served for many years as the Chair of the English Literature and Modern Languages Department of the University of La Verne, Athens Campus. His books include Approximately Paradise (University Press of Florida, 2002); Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece (Truman State University Press, 2004); The Known: Selected Poems (of Nikos Fokas), 1981-2000 (Ypsilon Books, 2010),Before Kodachrome (FutureCycle Press, 2012) and In Lands Imagination Favors (Dos Madres Press, 2014). A recipient of the 2010 Criticos Prize (UK), he has also received honors from, among others, the State University of New York, Anhinga Press, Southern California Anthology and Princeton University, where he was a Stanley J. Seeger Writer-in-Residence. He has been a resident of Greece since 1980.