teaching

Paige-Profile

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In 2012, Paige completed training as a teaching artist for older adults through the National Center for Creative Aging. Since then she has taught memoir writing classes for older adults at the Arts Council of Princeton (Princeton, NJ) and Tompkins County Public Library (Ithaca, NY).

She has also designed and taught creative writing classes for fifth- and sixth-graders at the Robinson Center for Young Scholars (Seattle, Wa.) and the Arts Council of Princeton.

Her classes for children integrate diverse writing-related activities that are anything but still and solitary, using field trips, visual art-making, physical activity, interactive group work, and inspiring guest teachers to engage young writers in exploring their craft. Paige incorporates all kinds of genres into her classes, including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, zines, and graphic novels.

She has also taught undergraduate classes in creative writing at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University.

As a teaching artist, Paige considers the relationship between her teaching and her writing to be inherently creative and symbiotic, with each craft feeding and fueling the other.