A seasoned Books@Work facilitator, Nancy Kidder serves as Curriculum Consultant to Books@Work. She is committed to expanding the movement for generative literature discussions and spearheading the growing network of professor partners. Nancy is a writer and professor based in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Duke University, she received her MFA in creative writing from American University, where she currently teaches writing. For several years, Nancy has taught “Writing and Fighting,” a course that uses combat sports as a vehicle to explore the rhetorical structures of fiction and non-fiction, as well as culture, race, gender and the human condition. Nancy has also written for several publications, including The Atlantic. Recently, Nancy hosted an MMA Media Symposium at American University that featured a distinguished panel of media members, including broadcast, radio and print journalists. She has also presented at several academic conferences and will co-chair a panel at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference on Writing Studies Pedagogy in the Digital Age.