Dana Rau, instructor in the First- and Second-Year Writing programs, Department of English and Modern Languages, is teaching a workshop at the Mark Twain House beginning April 4. The workshop, Kick Off (and Kick Up) Your Creativity, helps writers turn down the voice of their inner critics to allow space for creative discovery, experimentation, and exploration of metaphor, sound, structure, character, emotion, and story. https://marktwainhouse.org/event/kick-off-kick-creativity-6-week-writing-class-dana-meachen-rau/2018-04-04/
In addition to teaching the writing program’s WRT 210 course, Foundations of Argument, Dana writes books for children from preschool to high school, including fiction, nonfiction, early readers, and biographies (www.danameachenrau.com). Her most recent publication, Who Is the Dalai Lama? is part of the Who Was…? series by Grossett and Dunlap. Her other biographical subjects in this series include Marie Antoinette, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cesar Chavez, and the Rolling Stones.