LSU Readers & Writers- Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ORGANIZER: Laura Mullen

CONTACT: lmullen@lsu.edu  or (225) 578-2862

On September 24th Louisiana State University’s Readers & Writers series presents a book-discussion with LSU Associate Professor Dr. Susan Weinstein, author of Feel These Words: Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth.

Carver Library, 1 pm free and open to the public.

Dr. Susan Weinstein Sue Weinstein is an Associate Professor of English at LSU who specializes in both English Education and literacy studies. Her current research focuses on the youth spoken word poetry movement, and she is working on a book tentatively titled The Room Is On Fire: Youth Spoken Word Poetry in the U.S. and U.K. She serves as the educational consultant to Baton Rouge’s WordPlay Teen Poetry Project and advises the LSU undergraduate Geaux Teach secondary English concentration. Her book, Feel These Words: Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth, was published by State University of New York Press in 2009; her research has also been published in the journals English Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Written Communication, among others. In 2011, Sue received two special honors: she was awarded LSU’s Brij Mohan award, given to a faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to social justice, and she also received WordPlay’s first annual Excellence in Service award. Sue Weinstein is happy to have the opportunity at LSU to work with undergraduates, graduate students, colleagues, and community partners who share her commitments to literacy, arts education, and teacher preparation and development. She is a potent force for change in the way we think about poetry, pedagogy, and growing up in America in the 21st century.

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