25 Apr 2017

My Box of 64: Episode 2 – Mischa Willett & the power of practice

On the second episode of the new Looking Closer audio journal, My Box of 64… I welcome poet and Seattle Pacific University writing instructor Mischa Willett to talk about why he gave up on entering poetry contests, to share why he memorizes his favorite poems, and to read poems from his

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17 Apr 2017

Don’t Think Twice: Yes, and . . .

Improv comedy is a demanding art. Making a movie about an improv team — one that is both dramatic and funny — that’s even more challenging. Mike Birbiglia succeeds!

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16 Apr 2017

My Box of 64: the new Looking Closer audio journal!

In which I launch the new LookingCloser.org audio journal. Take your first step into a larger world… of creativity, conversation, and community!

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14 Apr 2017

Get out to see Get Out in the theater

Earlier this month, my students wrote film reviews of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma.  I pulled sentences from each of them and projected them onto a screen, asking the class to help each other repair grammatical errors in some of the weaker sentences. (This is a great exercise. The class wakes up

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