Writing To Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines, Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Peter Elbow, editors. This has been the core text for Voice Lessons seminar from the first year. We heartily recommend the whole book, but especially "High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing" by Peter Elbow (5) and Grading Student Writing: Making it Simpler, Fairer, Clearer" by Peter Elbow (127).
The Courage To Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Parker Palmer. "Good teaching is an act of hospitality toward the young" (50) and "to teach is to create a space in which the community of truth is practiced...." (120).
Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. More from Palmer on vocation.
The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal by Rachel C. Livsey, Parker J. Palmer. A helpful companion to Parker Palmer's original book on the courage to teach, that discusses the reasons we need to renew and some strategies for doing so.
The Journal Book, edited by Toby Fulwiler. This book describes approaches to and the value of journal writing in a variety of disciplines.
College Writing: A Personal Approach to Academic Writing, 3rd ed., by Toby Fulwiler. See what possibilities are here for your discipline. For our work together, take a look at "Guidelines for Writing Groups" (209), "Keeping A Journal" (41) and "Thinking with Writing" (25).
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. No one is better on details than Natalie Goldberg. For sure, "Original Detail" (41), "The Power of Detail" (43) and "Be Specific" (70).
The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writers Craft by Kim Stafford. This is as much a meditation on writing as anything, a spiritual book, a book about listening, about our being "scribe to the universe."
Who We Are
Read samples of writing from past faculty participant's seminars.