Kite 3: Chris Hoke, Teaching Writer

KITE:

A. A NOTE PASSED FROM AN INMATE TO AN INMATE IN ANOTHER CELL OR TO A GUARD

B. UNDERGROUND WRITING’S AUDIO ZINE FEATURING STUDENT WRITING

Chris Hoke, UW Teaching Writer, shares recent student writing from the workshops at the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Rainer Maria Rilke
Raymond Carver
Writers in the School (Seattle)

SUMMER RECOMMENDED READING:

Memoir
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City - Nick Flynn
The Ticking is the Bomb - Nick Flynn

Short Stories and Novellas
Birds of America - Lorrie Moore
Separate Flights - Andre Dubus

Novel
The Fishermen - Chigozie Obioma

Non-Fiction & Essays
Blindspot - Teju Cole
Poetry as Survival - Gregory Orr

Poetry
The Complete English Works - George Herbert
The Lice - W.S. Merwin
Poems from Ish River Country: Collected Poems & Translations - Robert Sund
Uncommon Prayer - Kimberly Johnson

Underground Writing: a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in northern Washington through literacy and personal transformation.

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Community Spotlight: Janice Blackmore of Migrant Leaders Club

What has grown into a generative collaboration began when we first met in June 2015 with Janice Blackmore, founder and advisor for the Mount Vernon Migrant Leaders Club. Underground Writing was a few weeks out from its official launch and we were meeting with Janice to talk about the club becoming our second site. Given the fact that one of the primary goals of the club is having students tell their stories, the idea of facilitated writing workshops interested her immediately. The dialogue continued over a number of months and we officially launched our site with the club in early October 2015.

Janice joins Matt and Alvin in the studio to remember MLC’s earlier days and give us an update on the future.

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Migrant Leaders Club
Pre-Order WHEN THE DUST RISES

Underground Writing: a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.

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