R238. Teach Me All the Things: New Approaches to Multi- & Hybrid-Genre Writing

Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


While hybridity is all the rage in lit mags and progressive presses, how does blurring or opening genre play out in undergraduate and graduate classrooms where students approach genre with traditional boundaries and/or processes in mind? Our panelists, all multi- or hybrid-genre writers as well as multigenre textbook authors and hybrid anthology editors, offer both personal and pedagogical perspectives to welcome students to the piquant, generative world of genre jambalaya.


Susanna Childress's two books are Entering the House of Awe and Jagged with Love. New work appears in Best American Poetry, Ocean State Review, and from Awst Press. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction, sings with Ordinary Neighbors, whose music is based on her writing, and teaches at Hope College.

Paisley Rekdal is the author, most recently, of The Broken Country and Imaginary Vessels. A Guggenheim fellow and the current Utah Poet Laureate, she teaches at the University of Utah, where she edits the web archive project Mapping Salt Lake City.

Marcela Sulak has published two poetry collections, Decency and Immigrant, and coedited Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres; her fourth book-length poetry translation received a PEN Award nomination. She is associate professor at Bar-Ilan University.

Lee Upton's most recent books are Visitations: Stories and Bottle the Bottles the Bottles the Bottles: Poems. Her other books include The Tao of Humiliation and Swallowing the Sea: On Writing and Ambition, Boredom, Purity, and Secrecy.

Janet Burroway is author of eight novels including Raw Silk, Cutting Stone, and Bridge of Sand and textbooks Writing Fiction and Imaginative Writing; the memoir Losing Tim and play Headshots. She is Distinguished Professor Emerita at FSU, and winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Florida.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside