Kori's articles provide helpful advice for both students and teachers as they navigate the changing face of education. Her work offers valuable classroom activities for literature and language arts, suggestions for organizing assignments such as persuasive and narrative essays, and tips for analyzing and revising readers' own writing. Kori believes in creating material that will energize students' minds in these fields and help them see the application and value of writing to their lives. Additionally, she exercises her passions for reading, music, and film by writing entertainment reviews and blog posts.
Outside of writing, Kori teaches a Bible study for young women, plays guitar, and is a long-distance cyclist. She also enjoys theater, critiquing dramatic and historical movies, and reading young adult fiction.
Kori's dual focus on creative and professional writing fused her passion for crafting stories with in-depth studies of rhetoric, web publishing, and cultural studies. Her senior project was a historical novel set in 1920s Appalachia.
Kori's coursework included fiction, poetry, and nonfiction workshops and seminars in critical theory and composition pedagogy. Her thesis, "My City Was Gone," was a linked story collection about a 1970s rock band based in Kent, Ohio.
Having worked as a college composition and creative writing instructor at West Virginia University and the University of Akron, Kori is a veteran educator both inside and outside of the classroom. While teaching, she mentored senior creative writing majors and developed lesson plans and activities for the university's community of composition instructors. She currently crafts study guides in young adult fiction, writes online articles about teaching creative writing and composition, and edits education-oriented projects, such as Rebecca Thomas's 2013 memoir, "The Truth Is: Confessions of an Elementary School Teacher."
Kori M holds a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from West Virginia University, with film criticism and analysis comprising a key component of her coursework. She has written numerous television and movie reviews for various online sources and has extensive experience in both the performance and production arenas of theater.
Kori M has written music reviews and articles for the past decade, having published her work in numerous online sources and created publicity materials and press releases for various local musicians in the Canton, Ohio areas. As a fiction writer, her stories draw significantly from musical inspirations, especially the northeastern Ohio music scene of the 1960s through the present day.
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