Now available on iTunes and on this site. In Episode Two, “Making Labor Visible,” Jo invites you to share what you do for a living–or for a life. Next, in a short conversation on MyND Talk with Dr. Pamela Brewer, Jo talks about how the labor of teaching first became visible to her–and how too many people point fingers while glossing over the realities of human lives on and off campus. Finally, Jo introduces the inspiring Austin Kleon, “a writer who draws.”
Thanks again to photographer Carlos Puma and journalist John C. Welsh for this short piece in Inland Empire Central, now available on YouTube.
Now available on iTunes and on this site. In Episode One, “Remakes and Remixes,” Jo invites you to share your thoughts about (un)necessary film remakes, shares how she wove Margaret Atwood and Mary Kay Letourneau into her essay collection, and introduces you to Deb Koffman’s luminous “Art for the Soul.” Post comments here or send Jo an email!
A more candid and personal look at the origins of Teacher at Point Blank.
On this nationally syndicated episode of “MyND Talk,” Jo shares with Dr. Brewer about childhood in North Dakota, the complex dynamics of her conservative military family, her own experiences with bullying as a junior-high kid, and her journey forward towards a career of teaching and writing.
As cross-country solidarity between teachers and other public workers grows against the tide of attacks in Wisconsin and other states, take a listen as Jo talks about real-time classroom labor with Wisconsin radio host Terry Lawler on “Education Matters.”
Click here to listen not only to audio highlights of Jo’s conversation last fall with poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood–but also to hear super bonus tracks from dynamite artist and composer Orville Stoeber, who wrote and performed the soundtrack for Atwood’s latest novel, The Year of the Flood.
Jo shares some of her ideas behind Teacher at Point Blank–and responds to thoughtful questions about the structure of the book and its stories.