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My name is Janet L. Pierce.

I have a PhD in English, Composition and TESOL and taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for 27 years. I have designed ESL courses for teachers entering the ESL field, and taught the classes through Intermediate Units 1 and 7, and written a book used in the field. I also have had poems published in several anthologies and won poetry awards. I have taught a class for the University of Pittsburgh and a summer class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

I have written historical feature articles for the Tribune Review, as well as having been an editor, newspaper reporter and photographer for the Standard Observer Community News. My publications also include but are not limited to the following: Flash Fiction in Agape Review: and creative nonfiction in Agape Review Aug. 14,2022

In addition, I’ve been published in the Pennwriters newsletter and have an upcoming workshop entitled, Authentic Representation in Historical Fiction: Balancing Between Time Periods at the Pennwriters Conference May 2023.

St. David’s Christian Writer’s Thistle Contest winner December 2020: He’ll Be Back; Flash Fiction Winner, 2020- Furry Creature Seeks Leader; Butterfly Cotilion Honorable Mention Poetry Winner 2020. I have been awarded Third Place for All Kinds of Crumbs a story for children.

Teaching ELs- Cultural Implications, Communications, Connections and Curriculum (2019); two chapters in TESOL’s New Ways in Teaching Speaking (2018); as well as a chapter in TESOL’s Revitalizing a Curriculum for School-Age Learners, and an article in TESL-EJ, volume 16, Number 1.

Additionally, I have been active in Three Rivers TESOL, the Affiliate Leadership Council of International TESOL and TESOL International’s Publishing Press Council. I am currently on the Masterworks Concert Chorale Board of Directors, the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society, and St. David’s Christian Writers Association.

I love to sing, paint and draw. I have written and performed songs at various churches and venues throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.

To contact me for more information email me at: 

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