S271. Safety, Reporting, and Confidentiality in Memoir Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Glen Retief's The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood won a Lambda Literary Award. He teaches creative nonfiction at Susquehanna University, where he also directs the undergraduate creative writing major.
Barbara Johnson, Title IX Coordinator, has had to think about how faculty at the university fulfill their role as "responsible employees" to report sexual assault as well as seek exemptions from that role in a memoir class where recognizing a writer's relived trauma may preempt their craft.
Nicole Lacy is a licensed mental health counselor and MFA candidate at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Tin House's Open Bar, The Los Angeles Review, and Word Riot, and will be anthologized in the forthcoming Waves: A Confluence of Women's Voices.
Annalise Mabe is a writer from Tampa, Florida. Her work has appeared in The Tampa Bay Times, Brevity, The Rumpus, and more.