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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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Engaging the Unruly Class

An unruly class can leave us feeling flustered, frustrated, and downright helpless. Try these strategies to help refocus your students' attention.
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Emailing in Academic Context

An assignment that asks students to compose several short versions of an email for different audiences and perform a brief analysis of the differences between the emails.

Write Club

Two opposing writers. Two opposing ideas. This assignment captures the essence of Ian Belknap's Write Club as it has students face off in argument based presentations.