A Genre without Borders: Jennifer Coreas

Oct 24th, 2017 | By | Category:
A Genre without Borders: Jennifer Coreas

In “A Genre without Borders” Jennifer Coreas reflects on her upbringing in war-torn El Salvador and in the process surfaces some of her recent learning at Bread Loaf. With this podcast, Jennifer reads from an essay she wrote at the Bread Loaf Oxford campus, and she talks with Tom McKenna about the role of personal writing in her own intellectual growth, an in her professional development and social justice initiatives.

Ms. Coreas is a teacher and teacher trainer and a Soy Autor program coordinator at ConTextos, a literacy non profit in El Salvador. She has a B.A. in Science in Secondary Education,  in English as a Second Language,  and in Applied Linguistics. Although most of her education has been in El Salvador, she has been involved in educational and professional development exchanges in Wyoming, Washington DC, NY, Chicago and Massachusetts. She is currently on track to receive her M.A. from Bread Loaf in 2018.

An active member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, Jennifer has planned and presented at international literacy conferences in El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, the United States,  and Costa Rica. Each of these events aimed to bring awareness to the role of writing in helping  people to grow in empathy, critical thinking, imagination and authenticity.

Jennifer  has worked on curriculum development for creative writing and implemented the program Soy Autor (“I’m an Author”) to at-risk youth in public schools. Over the past two years, with ConTextos, she has implemented the program at juvenile detention centers and prisons in El Salvador and Cook County Jail in Chicago.

Read abut the recent Andover Bread Loaf – ConTextos writing conference here. The ConTextos website contains links to much of the work noted above. 

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