F208. Opening the Door: Articulation Agreements as a Tool for Creating Diversity and Access

Florida Salon 6, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Articulation agreements between BA/BFA and AFA creative writing programs can bring new, diverse students to four year programs while building a bridge to success for community college students. Articulation agreements between MFAs and BA/BFAs can provide similar mutual advantages. This panel will examine how to negotiate such compacts and then use them in conjunction with other outreach techniques to expand and diversify our literary communities.


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.

Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World, and she edited Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. A previous AWP board member, Kysar chairs the creative writing program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Minneapolis.

Mary F. Rockcastle is the author of the novels In Caddis Wood and Rainy Lake. She is director of the creative writing programs at Hamline University and Executive Editor of Water~Stone Review. Her awards include a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in Prose and a Bush Fellowship.

Lisa Tucker, associate professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey, earned a master’s degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her interests are war trauma and minority student retention. Lisa initiated a war journaling club.

Alysia Sawchyn is an MFA candidate at the University of South Florida where she teaches a variety of writing courses. She attended community college before receiving a BA in writing and an MA in rhetoric and composition. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Assay, and elsewhere.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside