Exploring the Interview Process with Dr. Lourene Thaxton

Dr. Lourene Thaxtor, Adjunct English Instructor, National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Do you seek fresh ideas for writing? Would you like to find a historical context in which to incorporate a fictional theme? Are there questions about a way of life or a generation of persons about whom you might wish to explore possibilities for writing?

Come explore the value of personal and professional interviews with Dr. Lourene Thaxton and the Village Writers’ Club on Monday, October 24, at the Home Plate Cafe, 5110 N Highway 7, Hot Springs Village.

Perhaps techniques for conducting the perfect interview could be the next idea to remove writer’s block for you! Aside from revealing valuable information within the interview itself, conducting interviews may open new means of personal contacts for the avid writer.

Dr. Thaxton, a professional educator for thirty-eight years, has taught nearly every grade from Kindergarten through college level. She developed a passion for writing while teaching sixth-graders. “The writing process for adults is much the same as for adolescents, but the subject matter varies.”

While working on her dissertation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. Thaxton interviewed professors at the University of Kansas as to their techniques in designing curricula in modalities for critical thinking. She currently teaches in an adjunct capacity in the English Department at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has two married children, four grandchildren, and a bulldog named Giselle.

Village Writers’ Club members and guests will enjoy an informal read-around at 11:15 a.m., sharing their prize-winning pieces or works-in-progress, followed by a “Dutch treat” lunch at noon and Dr. Thaxton’s program, ”Exploring the Interview Process,” from 1-2 p.m. Reservations required; contact Joyce Anderson—(501) 922-9077. For more information, check out Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club online at http://www.villagewritersclub.com.

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