Episode 62: Seeing Each Other’s Humanity with Chris Muniz

In Episode 62, Dan Dissinger and special guest host Stephanie Renée Payne talk with Chris Muniz of the USC Writing Program about reconnecting creative writing back to academic writing, developing meaningful and authentic student-centered projects, and how the personal journey leads the way towards student agency. Chris Muniz is a faculty member in the University of SouthernContinue reading “Episode 62: Seeing Each Other’s Humanity with Chris Muniz”

Episode 53: Crossing Boundaries with Tim Hernandez

In Episode 53, we talk to Tim Hernandez about teaching at the University of Texas El Paso in the only bilingual creative writing program in the United States. We also chat about investigative poetics, finding the right shape for a story, and the importance of crossing genres, borders, and other boundaries.

Episode 45: Building Bridges with Tanya Ko Hong

In Episode 45, we talk to Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong about translating English texts into Korean, writing bilingual poetry, finding her name and place as an immigrant, and giving a voice to the Korean comfort women of World War II.

Episode 33: Thinking in Different Dimensions of Story (or Choosing Fencing over Law School) with Kat Howard

In Episode 33, we talk to award-winning author Kat Howard about doing research for fantasy fiction, retelling familiar stories from new perspectives, collaborating on a comic series, learning from different genres, digging into the revision process, finding inspiration in poetry and nonfiction, and much more! Kat Howard is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, andContinue reading “Episode 33: Thinking in Different Dimensions of Story (or Choosing Fencing over Law School) with Kat Howard”

Episode 23: Telling Stories About Ourselves with Kristiana Willsey

In Episode 23, we talk to Kristiana Willsey about folklore (the field of study and the new Taylor Swift album), the social function of fairy tales and urban legends, and the meaning-making that happens in the stories we tell about our lives.

Episode 21: Repurposing Genre with Michelle Brittan Rosado & Corinna McClanahan Schroeder

In Episode 21, we talk to Michelle Brittan Rosado and Corinna McClanahan Schroeder about bringing a sense of play to the composition classroom and repurposing genre in our writing.