Let the games begin: Engage Event

In forty minutes, the Great Writers Inspire Engage Event kicks off, and we’re excited. The next two days will be about really engaging with great writers: we’ll talk about how you identify a great writer or great text and our favourite writers.

But we’ll also try to find out how one uses or teaches the works of great writers once they’ve been identified. We’re hoping we’ll learn as much as we teach in these sessions: How should we present material? How do you build collections around a specific writer? How do you engage students with writers and literature? And how do you use the myriad of resources available online to learn and teach about great writers?

Even if you can’t make it to the Engage Event, we’d love to hear your thoughts:

  • Who is your great writer, and why?
  • What do you think of the Great Writers Inspire website?
  • How would you use the website?
  • How do you inspire your students?
  • What are the challenges in teaching literature?

We’ll also be blogging live from the event, so watch this space!

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About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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