- Matthew Cooperman has a new poem up at The Awl. You can read it at https://theawl.com/a-poem-by-matthew-cooperman-7676e273da85
- Camille Dungy’s poem, “Trophic Cascade,” was featured on Poetry Daily on April 25. http://poems.com/poem_print.php?date=17282
- Camille Dungy received an advance copy of Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History (W.W. Norton), her debut collection of essays. She is pretty excited about that. http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-25375-7/
- Todd Mitchell just received a generous Arts Education Grant from the Boulder Arts Commission to double the impact of his Books for Change program for underfunded schools. If you want to learn more about the Books for Change program, and Todd’s plans to give free author visits and classroom sets of books to underserved schools across the state, check out http://youcaring.com/books4change.
CLC is looking for interns!
Internship with the Community Literacy Center (CLC)
Job Description: The intern (junior, senior or grad student) will work with the Community Literacy Center faculty to design a set of literacy research and outreach projects. Projects might include one or more of the following:
- working with a faculty mentor to pilot community literacy programming such as creative writing mini-classes, workplace writing mentorships, or literacy tutoring experiences;
- investigating current policy on a national and regional level in order to understand the politics of funding public education;
- developing training materials for community-based literacy partnerships;
- researching and writing grant proposals;
- working directly with a community partner in order to understand a research question (e.g. what is the relationship between socio-economics and an extracurricular book club?);
- researching and building the CLC webpage;
- planning and facilitating a local literacy event (readings, workshops, etc.);
developing assessment tools in order to measure how literacy skills are advanced by a particular classroom approach or set of materials;
- working with a mentor in the CLC office to gain experience with literacy program administration;
- designing a research study and collecting primary data on existing literacy outreach programs; or
- an alternative project designed by you.
Interns manage one community literacy workshop (weekly, 1.5 hours) and are responsible for transcribing writing, encouraging writers with written feedback, and managing a small team of volunteers.
Credit: Interns can earn up to 6 credits for their work.
The application for an internship is online at https://csuclc.wordpress.com/intern-resources/. Please apply by May 5.
All independent internships must be approved by the English Department’s Internship Coordinator, Cassie.Eddington@colostate.edu.
Additional opportunity: If you are interested in volunteer work with the CLC, go to https://csuclc.wordpress.com/intern-resources/ for more information.