S130. Bridging Campus and Community: Approaches to University-Community Writing Programs

Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Universities are rich in resources that support writing—not just money, but space, human capital, the ability to generate publicity—but these resources are often used to support writers who already have the privilege of academic affiliation. Panelists representing a range of programs, including community workshops, an emerging writers conference, and partnerships with underserved communities, describe ways writers inside academia can leverage resources to support writers beyond their campus.



Nancy Reddy is the author of Double Jinx, winner of the 2014 National Poetry Series, and the chapbook Acadiana. She is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the NJ Council on the Arts.

Emari DiGiorgio is the author of The Things a Body Might Become. She’s received residencies from Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy of the Arts, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above in Atlantic City.

Jan Beatty’s five books of poetry include Jackknife: New and Selected, The Switching Yard, and Red Sugar. Beatty hosts Prosody on Public Radio featuring national writers. She directs creative writing at Carlow University, Madwomen in the Attic workshops, and she is interim director of the MFA program.

Dora Malech is the author of two books of poems, Say So and Shore Ordered Ocean. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of poetry at The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Erika Jo Brown is author of I’m Your Huckleberry. A University of Houston PhD student, she is poetry editor and reading series curator for Gulf Coast. She teaches community workshops for WITS and Inprint. She serves as graduate advisor for UH’s Glass Mountain magazine and the Boldface Conference.


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San Antonio, TX

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