R294. Two-Year College Creative Writing Caucus

Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


Do you teach at a two-year college? Interested in job opportunities at two-year colleges? Join us for our annual networking meeting. With almost half of all students beginning college careers at two-year colleges, and increasing numbers of MFAs landing two-year college teaching jobs, the future of creative writing courses and programs at our campuses looks bright. We will discuss teaching creative writing at the two-year college, hold a short business meeting, and provide tangible resources


Simone Zelitch is associate professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia where she established their Creative Writing Certificate and coordinates the English degree. A 2010 recipient of an NEA grant in Fiction, she is the author of five novels, most recently, Judenstaat.

Eva Foster earned an MFA from the University of Maryland and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. She has been published in The Florida Review and the Helen Burns Poetry Anthology. She is associate department chair of English at Houston Community College.

Maria Brandt directs the creative writing program at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, and she is author of the novella All The Words and the short-play collection NY Plays. Her short fiction has been published in several literary magazines, and her plays have been developed or produced around the country.

Mary Lannon, an associate professor at Nassau Community College, has stories published at Story and New World Writing. She seeks a publishing home for her first novel with the impossibly long title of An Explanation of the Fundamentals of the Derivation of Dilapidated Brown Station Wagon Theory.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside