S281. Balancing Act: Neutrality in the Classroom?
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
David Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including the new novel Miss Portland. He teaches creative writing at Georgetown University and is a project manager at Georgetown’s teaching center, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.
Ru Freeman is an award-winning Sri Lankan and American writer, a national speaker, and social justice activist. Author of the novels, A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, a New York Times Editor's Choice, she is editor of Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine.
Holly Karapetkova is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Words We Might One Day Say and Towline. She currently chairs the English department at Marymount University.
Sarah J. Trembath is an instructor in the Writing Studies Program at American University. Her written work appears in The Rumpus and Everyday Feminism. She has completed her first book-length work of poetry and prose on the influence and repetition of colonial patterns in contemporary society.
Edward Helfers teaches writing for the literature department at American University. You can find some of his work online at DIAGRAM, Booth, The Rumpus, The Nashville Review, Web Conjunctions, and elsewhere. His pedagogy poses questions of ownership over place, culture, and identity.