How I Write: Laurie Patton
How I Write
A Conversation with Laurie Patton and Jennifer Ahern-Dodson
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson interviewed Laurie Patton, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. This event is part of the How I Write series, in which Jennifer Ahern-Dodson talks with working writers across disciplines about their writing lives. What does it look like when they sit down to write? What sustains them in large projects? How do they overcome writing obstacles? When do they find the most joy in their work? Invited guests discuss a range of writing topics, including organizing and managing projects, generating ideas, cultivating creativity, balancing writing research/teaching/mentoring/ administrative commitments, the role of peer review and community support for their work.
Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by LAMP@TWP: Language, Arts + Media Program, Duke’s Thompson Writing Program, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Laurie Patton is the Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. Dr. Patton came to Duke in 2011 from Emory, where she was the Charles Howard Candler professor of religions and the inaugural director of Emory’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in the office of the…...Read More
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson is Associate Professor of the Practice of the Thompson Writing Program. Her research centers on the role that community plays in shaping attitudes toward writing, and cultivating learning spaces for faculty and students that promote creativity, critical reflection, meaningful engagement, and a sense of belonging. She has been involved in…...Read More