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Teachers Write workshop changes venue, seeks more participants

New Mexico State University will host the second of five Teachers Write workshops on Saturday, Nov. 14 beginning with a nature walk in Soledad Canyon instead of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.

“We had to change locations this month, but the walk in Soledad Canyon will be beautiful,” said Patti Wojahn, interim department head for Interdisciplinary Studies at NMSU and director of the Borderlands Writing Project, “We’ll take a 40-minute walk with nature writer Steve Dobrott, manager of Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in Hillsboro, NM. He is currently working on a book about the Gila River history and habitats. We will stop at various points during that brief walk for Steve to talk to us about plants and creatures in our midst.”

Teachers Write is a series of free writing workshops for K-12 and college-level educators who want to write, see themselves as writers, or would like to discuss strategies for teaching writing.

The first workshop in September brought Jett Loe, a photography/multimedia specialist to the group and participants spent the morning taking photos, writing and sharing their work.

During the November workshop, people will be asked to write a paragraph titled “Why I Teach.” After the nature walk, participants will enjoy a potluck lunch and a discussion of teaching strategies, challenges and successes.

“We welcome anyone who wants to join us,” Wojahn said. “It’s not too late to sign up.”

To register for the next workshop or for more information about Teachers Write, contact Wojahn at pwojahn@nmsu.edu.

The next workshop is scheduled for January 9, 2016 at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Workshops will continue through next spring.