F191. (Re)Writing the Right Words: Revision Pedagogy

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


This panel explores techniques to help instructors teach college students to revise. Based on field-tested experiences, let's analyze and discuss what works in the classroom. We'll focus on genre-specific strategies for the short story, novel, creative nonfiction, poetry, and scripts, as well as core principles of revision. From refining the portfolio method to designing exercises and optimizing workshop dynamics, our diverse multi-genre panel offers a range of tools for writing instructors.


Gabriel Scala is the author of two chapbooks: Leaping from the Bottom Step and Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle. She is an assistant professor of English at Delta State University and has taught creative writing in both traditional and online, full-semester and abbreviated-course formats.

Jason Marc Harris teaches creative writing, folklore, and literature at Texas A&M. Stories in journals such as Arroyo Literary Review, Midwestern Gothic, and Psychopomp magazine. He was fiction editor of Mid-American Review and is creative editor of Cosmogamy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Creations.

John Dufresne is the author of two story collections, six novels, and three books on craft, including Flash! A Guide to Writing Very Short Fiction. He teaches creative writing at Florida International University, and is at work on a novel and an illustrated guide to writing fiction.

John Lavelle is the author of the novel Oreads. He managed the Creative Writing Institute writing conference. He is a graduate associate professor at Florida Institute of Technology where he teaches beginning and advanced creative writing. His short stories have appeared in various journals.

Susan M. Stabile has published creative nonfiction in such journals as The Southwest Review, Biography, and The Iowa Review (selected as a “Notable Essay of 2014” in Best American Essays). She is an associate professor at Texas A&M University, teaching courses in creative nonfiction essay and memoir.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside