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Why I Teach

Writing is a way to engage in conversations with past, present, and future generations, and the importance of the art and craft of writing cannot be understated. Learning to write well is learning to think clearly - a skill that serves the individual as well as the community.

My philosophy about teaching writing is quite simple: you learn to write by writing; you learn to grow as a writer by considering what you've written. My approach with students is to enter into a dialogue: Where are you? Where do you want to be? Then I dig in my big black bag of experience and education and offer some ways to get there. My goal is to keep you writing, writing carefully and truthfully, always seeking the writing that matters.

Please contact us if you are interested in working with Karen and other professional teachers and writers in small group writing workshops and retreats through Larksong Writers' Place.

Our 2017 workshop is Write on the River. Scheduled for September 28 through Oct. 1, this limited enrollment workshop will be held at the RIver Inn Resort in Brownville NE.

For information about a degree granting program where Karen is a faculty mentor, please contact the University of Nebraska Omaha's MFA in Writing Program.

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