S120. Literary Publishing at the Community College: Preparing a New Generation of Writers and Curators

Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Riverside City College's Muse and Mount San Antonio College's Creepy Gnome together have decades of experience providing highly diverse student staff with opportunities to design, edit, curate, and promote nationally recognized literary magazines. Panelists will outline best practices of applied learning and mentorship in literary publishing, with emphasis on empowering students at HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) to contribute to the literary marketplace and develop their artistic vision.


James Ducat is a poet and assistant professor of English at Riverside City College, where he is assistant editorial advisor to the literary magazine, MUSE, and teaches creative writing and composition. He holds an MFA from Antioch University, LA, as well as an MA in composition/rhetoric.

Jo Scott-Coe is an associate professor of English at Riverside City College and serves as advisory editor of RCC Muse. Her essays have appeared most recently in Tahoma Literary Review, American Studies Journal, Talking Writing, and Catapult. Her second book is Mass: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest.

Lloyd Aquino teaches English composition, literature, and creative writing at Mount San Antonio College. His poetry, fiction, and drama have been published in both the United States and England.

Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp, of the Costanoan-Rumsen Carmel Band of Ohlone Indians, graduate of the IAIA's low-residency MFA program, is the winner of the Muse Times Two poetry contest, 2016, nominated for a pushcart, as well as a Periphery Poets Fellow, and former editor of poetry for Mud City.

Marcos Corona is an undergraduate student at Riverside City College and a senior contributing editor with MUSE Literary Journal.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside