December 6, 2013 • Jo Scott-Coe, author of Teacher at Point Blank, is a Writer in Residence at Poets & Writers for the month of December. In Scott-Coe’s first piece, “Jo Scott-Coe on Making Room for Voices”, Scott-Coe reflects on the end of Memoir Journal and the creation of workshop spaces for writers who otherwise may not have access to these communities.
May 23, 2013 • Jo Scott-Coe, author of Teacher at Point Blank: Confronting Sexuality, Violence, and Secrets in a Suburban School, is now a weekly blogger for Inlandia Literary Journeys at the Press-Enterprise.
April 5, 2013 • If you find yourself in Southern California this spring, be sure to catch up with Aunt Lute author Jo Scott-Coe and attend one of her various literary happenings.
Why would a high school teacher who loves teaching leave school—after half a career in the classroom?
Meditating on subtle and overt forms of violence in secondary public education from an up-close and “pink collar” point of view, Jo Scott-Coe’s sharp and poignant collection of essays answers this question at a time when concerns about school performance, safety, and teacher attrition are at an all-time and often anxious high.