Missouri-native, Addie Scoggin, is a committed educator, writer, and explorer. She will be living in China this fall while teaching English Composition at Liaoning Normal University in the College of International Business. Her love for adventure pulls her to countries all around the world. Addie’s last teaching adventure relocated her to the United Arab Emirates where she taught English language in the Advanced Science Program at Al Dhara Secondary School for Girls. In case you can’t tell, she lives to venture beyond the familiar and revels in new experiences. Travel embodies who she is.
Addie has been recognized as a featured author and poet in the online literary magazine, Literary Juice. In this Q&A, Addie describes her inspiration to write, among many other things.
With a master’s in Professional Writing from Southeast Missouri State University, Addie has devoted several years of teaching in higher education, including her position as the former Writing Lab Coordinator and adjunct English instructor at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO.
She continues to study theories of composition and rhetoric pedagogies, but her primary area of study is creative nonfiction, specifically travel memoir and neo-confessionalism, which emphasizes the idea that grief memoir is the latest literary phenomenon of surrendering one’s private life in a “tell-all” writing style. The sharing of loss, pain, and desperation is a shock art that Addie finds healing, particularly when it involves travel to help alleviate the pain.
On a personal note, Addie writes out of her comfort zone. You can find this in the form of her latest blog posts. Or, if you’re more about visual storytelling, you might have fun watching her GoPro vlogs via her YouTube channel, (which she updates, just not as often as she likes). Thanks for stopping by!