The Education Department is committed to offering diverse experiences for its teacher candidates. To meet this goal, the department has developed a tradition of inviting authors to the campus each year to discuss the role of diversity in writing and teaching.
This year, through a Community Arts Development Grant from the Frederick Arts Council, we hosted Ms. Wendy Shang, author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.
She presented “Pages from the Past: Using Family Stories in Writing” to the Mount community and also visited Education classes to instruct a workshop entitled “Hear Me Roar, Write and Delete, Delete, Delete.”
Ms. Shang discussed the craft of writing, her books and the inspiration for them, her journey as a published author, incorporating books in the classroom, and other topics related to writing and diversity during her presentations.
Kim McGlaughlin accepted the grant award at the Frederick Arts Council’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” dinner on October 17, 2012.