On October 29, 2015, Humanities Texas held a workshop at the Byrne-Reed House in Austin on strategies for teaching and understanding autobiography, memoir, and literary nonfiction at the secondary level.

At the workshop, faculty and participants examined writings by Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Sandra Cisneros, and Zora Neale Hurston, among others. The program emphasized close interaction with scholars and writers and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.

The workshop faculty included Evan Carton, Carol MacKay, and Elizabeth McCracken, all of The University of Texas at Austin, and John Phillip Santos of The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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