Tom Romano moved the hearts and minds of many writers and teachers with the release of his book Blending Genre, Altering Style nine years ago. As a teacher, I was drawn to multigenre writing because it challenged my students’ traditional notions around style, organization, voice, and theme. Multigenre writing is disruptive in nature, and as a result, it’s incredibly engaging to read. Creating multigenre pieces requires an appreciation of each genre’s effect on a reader and the ability to gather genres together around a theme with purpose, understanding all the while that our intended message may be different from the one each reader takes away. This blending of styles, structures, and voices transforms orderly text into something of a symphony, inviting greater possibilities for connection, interpretation, and meaning. These resources provide further thought, strategies, and samples of multigenre writing:


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