AWP Conference, Los Angeles

Panel: Inspired by Wonder: A WITS Reading
Moderator: Renée Watson
Panelists: Janine Joseph, Marc McKee, Lacy Johnson, Renee Flagler
Location: Room 404 AB, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Description: Wonder, unfiltered curiosity, and deepened imagination open us up as writers to seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Writers who teach in schools or community classrooms often develop an unexpected symbiotic relationship in which students and writers inspire one another. This reading honors the imagination and the ways in which teaching can enhance the creative process. Four writers who have taught in WITS programs share work by a student and then read some of their own.