F235. Stealing from STEM: Applying Pedagogies from Other Disciplines in the Creative Writing Classroom

Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Sometimes, we imagine the creative writing classroom as its own special world, with its own organizing methodologies that isolate it from other fields. However, teaching practices borrowed and adapted from STEM fields can reinvigorate creative writing courses, providing new insights for students and instructors alike. From the application of technology and the scientific method to crafting formal poster presentations, this panel will detail ways to use STEM-based strategies in the classroom.



Callista Buchen is an assistant professor at Franklin College. She is the author of The Bloody Planet and Double-Mouthed, and the winner of DIAGRAM's essay prize.

DaMaris B. Hill serves as an assistant professor of creative writing and African American studies at the University of Kentucky. She teaches creative writing in digital spaces.

Jeremy Schraffenberger is editor of North American Review and an associate professor at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the author of Saint Joe's Passion and The Waxen Poor. His other work has appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

Trent Hergenrader is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His short stories have appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. His academic work focuses on digital pedagogy, creative writing pedagogy, and game studies.

Michael Clark


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center