This paper, presented at the CCCC 2008 Senior Citizens Writing session, draws upon my experiences as a senior workshop member and past teacher. Addressing workshop leaders, it emphasizes the need for the many-faceted seniors’ voices to be “translated” and tested within a workshop’s microcosm before entering the outside world’s macrocosm.
Barany, Michelle. “Writing Is a Foreign Language, And a Senior Writing Workshop Is a Tower of Babel Whose Many Languages Need To Be Translated.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, 2009, pp. 115–20, doi:10.25148/clj.3.2.009472.