#14: Interview with Paul Kortepeter

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Welcome back! On this episode of The Classical Homeschool Podcast, we are interviewing Paul Kortepeter, the author of Classical Academic Press’ Writing and Rhetoric Program. Grab a cup or mug of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the discussion. A little background on our guest:

Paul Kortepeter currently serves as curriculum director and eighth-grade teacher at The Oaks Academy, a private K–12 classical school in Indianapolis. He is the author of the Writing & Rhetoric series published by Classical Academic Press. He wrote this series, a step-by-step program for young writers based on the classical progymnasmata, fueled by a passion for helping students write effectively and speak persuasively. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Earlham College and a master of Fine Arts degree in cinema production from the University of Southern California. While a student at USC, he edited a documentary film on the homeless that was nominated for an Academy Award. He spent the next six years in Los Angeles developing made-for-TV movies for popular performers such as Jane Seymour, Pierce Brosnan, Walter Matthau, and Isabella Rossellini. More recently, he worked as senior editor for Sunrise Publications, now a division of Hallmark Cards. While at Sunrise, he met artist Susan Wheeler and the two collaborated in creating picture books for Dutton Children’s Books and gift books for Harvest House Publishers.

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3 thoughts on “#14: Interview with Paul Kortepeter”

  1. Do you have the show notes? Am I missing their location? I was interested in the web pages. Thank you for your wonderful program.

    1. Hello Abby! Thank you for visiting our page. This is the page for show notes. When we have a visitor, the show notes are kept to introducing the guest and their work. For the liberal arts series we have had worksheets that further explain our episode.

  2. I think there were some resources mentioned by the speaker during the podcast that the moderators said they would provide links to in the show notes, but I am not seeing them–I am only seeing the Writing and Rhetoric books link. Thanks!

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