S160. Beyond the Workshop Model: Innovations in the Creative Nonfiction Classroom

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


When people hear you say, “I teach creative nonfiction writing,” most will automatically think of the workshop model—but what else is there? This panel, which includes teachers at both the introductory and advanced/undergraduate and graduate levels, will focus on the “what else” in the creative nonfiction classroom including collaborative assignments, multimodality, meditation as part of the writing practice, and the use of digital technologies like Twine, Google Maps, and augmented reality.



Silas Hansen teaches creative writing at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His essays have appeared in Slate, Colorado Review, The Normal School, Hayden's Ferry Review, Redivider, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere.

Steven Church, founding editor of The Normal School, is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Ultrasonic, One with the Tiger, and I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part. He edited the essay anthology The Spirit of Disruption. He is the MFA program coordinator at Fresno State.

Sarah Einstein is an assistant professor of creative writing at UT Chattanooga. Her book Mot: A Memoir was selected for the AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction for 2014. She's the special projects editor for Brevity and her work has appeared in The Sun, Ninth Letter, and other journals and been awarded a Pushcart Prize.

Sonya Huber is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and Pain Woman Takes Your Keys as well as a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers, and the book The Evolution of Hillary Clinton. She teaches at Fairfield University.

Marco Wilkinson is a lyric essayist whose hybrid pieces have appeared in Kenyon Review, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, Terrain, Assay, and elsewhere. He is working on a lyric memoir using weeds as the framework for imagining a queer immigrant life. He is the managing editor at Oberlin College Press.


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