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Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University

Janet Burroway is the author eight novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk, Opening Nights, Cutting Stone, and the 2009 Bridge of Sand. Her Writing Fiction (9th edition) is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and Imaginative Writing has appeared in its 4th edition. Her plays include Medea With Child, Morality Play (a musical), Boomerang and Headshots, which have received readings and productions in New York, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, and Chicago. A collection of essays by older women writers, A Story Larger Than My Own, was published in 2014 by University of Chicago Press, and her memoir Losing Tim also appeared in the spring of 2014. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University and was chosen for the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Writing Award by the Florida Humanities Council.
 

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Is it Really All My Fault? Sharing on In-Class Discussions

I’ve become familiar with the resistance to classroom discussions, but, until recently, I always assumed good discussions were lacking because students are, generally speaking, lacking in “critical thinking.” But last week, something happened that made me reconsider.
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The Advice Column Two Ways–Part One: Creative Nonfiction

Writing advice columns with the skills of the essayist allows CNF writers to focus on the shared, often abstract, subjects of disparate experiences.
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Raising the Stakes: Group Projects as Competitive Contests

Group projects regularly cause trepidation but structuring them as competitive contests leads students away from generic and predictable outcomes.