#3043 Special Event:  “How I Wrote My First Book and Survived the Process”

06/28/2023 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM MT


Does not count for the buy 5 classes and get 1 class free discount.

Wednesday, June 28, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

#3043 Special Event:  “How I Wrote My First Book and Survived the Process”

Presenter: Durthy Washington

Join local author and PILLAR instructor Durthy A. Washington as she discusses her recently released book, Culturally Responsive Reading: Teaching Literature for Social Justice (Teachers College Press, 2023) which includes examples of some of the courses she taught for PILLAR. Her book (available on Amazon) will also be available for purchase at this special event.


Durthy Washington, MA in English from San Jose State University.  A writer and former English professor, Durthy A. Washington has published literary study guides (Cliffs Notes) on the works of Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Harriet Jacobs, and Ernest Gaines.  Her articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as Academic Exchange Quarterly, The Black Scholar, The Urban Spectrum, and The Bloomsbury Review.  Durthy is the founder of LitUnlocked©, which offers workshops and seminars on the art of culturally responsive reading.    She has taught literature and composition at several colleges and universities including UCCS, Colorado College, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Her classes focus on helping students “unlock” literature through mindful, culturally responsive reading.

FREE ~ Refreshments will be provided.