Six of Our Favorite Episodes on Education for World Teacher Day

World Teachers’ Day, observed annually on October 5th, is a global event that honors the invaluable contributions of educators and teachers to society. This occasion, established by UNESCO in 1994, underscores the crucial role teachers play in shaping the future through the dissemination of knowledge and the nurturing of personal and intellectual growth in students.

Lisa Locascio Nighthawk

S5 E9: Creative Writing Offers a Chance to Take Yourself Seriously

It can be hard to find time and emotional space within our busy lives to sustain a creative writing practice. At the same time, writing offers a key space to process and make sense of our experiences. Navigating the writing life is a productive challenge, says this week’s guest Lisa Locascio Nighthawk, the Chair of the Antioch MFA in Creative Writing.

Reyna Grande

Living a Life Centered Around Writing

When Reyna Grande walked into this year’s Texas Book Festival, she was greeted with hugs and exclamations. Everywhere she went, someone was excited to see her. People knew who she was. 

This wasn’t the case ten years ago. “When my first book came out,” she says, “I was the new kid on the block. No one knew who I was.” For Grande, an alum of Antioch’s MFA in Creative Writing who now teaches in that same program, all it has taken is sixteen years of hard work, building relationships, and publishing numerous books to claim her space in the writing world.