• Meet the Teaching Artists

    Badgerdog Teaching Artists Claire Bowman is a poet from Missouri. There, she studied English composition at Truman State University, and played in her band, Claire Bowman and the Bathtub Boys. In recent years, she has served as the associate poetry editor for Bat City Review and taught an afterschool poetry workshop at the Ann Richards School […]

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  • Get Involved

    Badgerdog Teaching Artists Badgerdog hires teaching artists (creative writing instructors) on an ongoing basis. Candidates should possess a combination of teaching experience, writing experience (pursuit of a creative writing MFA or PhD and/or a record of published work), and demonstrated service to the community. Those interested in applying should email a cover letter and resume […]

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  • What is Badgerdog?

    Many of the Library Foundation’s programs are devoted to literacy, reading, and increasing the entire community’s access to information and knowledge. The Library Foundation is very pleased to enrich its commitment to literacy through its acquisition of Badgerdog’s writing programs.

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  • School Workshops

    Each year, Badgerdog sends professional writers into classrooms across Central Texas, where they inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing.

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  • Youth Workshops

    Unsure about how to begin your college application essay? Or if you’re writing in the right direction? Find expert guidance in this two-hour workshop!

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  • Adult Workshops

    Badgerdog offers creative writing workshops for adult writers of all age and skill levels in libraries and community centers across Austin. Some classes offer a broad survey of literary genres and written forms, while others focus specifically on fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.

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  • Spring Break Workshops

    Each Spring Break, Badgerdog offers workshops led by professional writers who introduce students to literary works and techniques and inspire young writers to author their own fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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