Jo Scott-Coe

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Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance Writer
Location Riverside Community College, Southern California, United States
Introduction After half a career working as a high school English teacher, essayist Jo Scott-Coe now writes and teaches in voluntary exile from that system, practicing recovery and creative witness. Her writing has appeared in many places, including The Los Angeles Times, Memoir(and), Hotel Amerika, and Fourth Genre. In 2009, her nonfiction received both a Pushcart Special Mention and a Notable Essay listing in Best American Essays. Scott-Coe is currently an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Riverside Community College in Southern California. Her essay collection, Teacher at Point Blank, will be published by Aunt Lute Books in late 2010.
Interests Writing, Reading, Politics, Religion, Education, Lit-Crit, Water Conservation, Cooking, Gregorian Chants, Yoga
Favorite Movies If..., Harold and Maude, Strangers on a Train, The Children's Hour, Rushmore, The Third Man, Heathers, Water, North Country, Hot Fuzz, Hellcab, Network, Inside Man, The Rain People, Twin Peaks, Mask, The 400 Blows, Cracker, Prime Suspect, Best in Show, Billy Eliot, Hoosiers, Lars and the Real Girl, Beautiful Thing, Dress to Kill, A Man of No Importance, The Station Agent, Max, The Edukators, 12:08 East of Bucharest, Secretary
Favorite Music Clash, Ramones, Oingo Boingo, John Mellencamp, Smiths, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Gil Scott-Heron, Big Audio Dynamite, Violent Femmes, Arlo Guthrie, Alphaville, Missa Luba, Peter Wolf, B-52s, Stan Ridgeway, Neil Young, Nirvana, Grand Master Flash, ELO, T-Rex, Style, Parliament, Sly and the Family Stone, Stephen Tin Tin Duffy, Kinks, Flight of the Conchords
Favorite Books The Handmaid's Tale, Days of Obligation, Hello He Lied, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Four Quartets, Invisible Man, Life Work, In Cold Blood, Rhetoric of Religion, The Second Sex, A Small Place, Miss Lonelyhearts & Day of the Locust, Hope in the Dark, The Wellspring, Black Water, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Female Chauvinist Pigs, Hunger of Memory, Vice, Crashing the Party