We Have Your Interests at Heart: Teaching Memoir in the Era of Mandatory Reporting
March 31, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Associated Writing Programs
Join Paula at the 2015 Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles where she will serve as a panelist for a discussion on issues regarding student memoirs and mandatory reporting. Students seldom submit a draft memoir intending to bring police to their door or to forfeit their agency over reporting harm done to them, yet broad new state and federal mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse and sexual misconduct make such scenarios increasingly likely. This panel, bringing together student, legal, faculty, and memoirist perspectives, surveys new requirements and shares insights for how today s teachers can balance student trust and creativity with student safety.
For more information and to register, please visit the AWP s website.