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“Creativity and Imagination: Connecting Student Achievement and Faith Development” with Stuart Albright, Teacher, Author, and Speaker

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 7:00pm

Over the past 15 years, Stuart Albright has led a publishing initiative at Jordan High School, inspiring countless students to grow as writers and as students – including a significant number of Westminster youth! The foundational skills that drive this work are Creativity and Imagination. These two skills are essential in writing, but they are also valuable tools in faith development. In our April Aperture, Albright will discuss the connections between writing and faith. 

Stuart Albright teaches English and creative writing at Jordan High School and is the author of several books including Bull City and, most recently, This is the Good Thing. Watch this short documentary on his advanced creative writing students in which teenage novelists tell the story of 55 students, 55 novels, and one year. In 2006, Albright was named the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year. In 2008, he received the Milken National Educator Award, dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine. In addition to teaching, Albright is a freelance editor and a regular guest lecturer on issues of urban education. He lives with his wife and two sons in Durham. Learn more about Albright’s publishing company, McKinnon Press.

Register now to receive the Zoom link. Please contact Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education, with any questions.

Aperture: Third Wednesdays is a gathering of folks seeking light on God’s truth through the stories, struggles, and experiences of God’s people. Aperture brings speakers and seekers, authors and professors, formers and reformers to help us focus more on God’s truth all around us. Watch past Apertures on our YouTube channel.