R117. Tuesdays I’m the Teacher, Wednesdays the Student: The Shift from Grad Student to Professor and Back Again

Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am

 

Many graduate programs encourage students to apply for adjunct positions, and therefore to experience what it’s like on the other side of the desk. This opens up a host of challenges, especially the difficulty of alternating between moderator and participant in workshops. Current and former PhD and MFA candidates discuss how their multiple shifting identities on a single campus influence their work as student and teacher. What do we learn about editing, kindness, generosity?

Moderator:

Jordan Rindenow (Adelphi University BA '14, MFA '17) is a writer of multiple genres, adjunct instructor, and constant student of all things literary. She has completed her graduate thesis (a collection of short stories) and is currently working on forthcoming writing projects.

Victorio Reyes Asili is pursuing a PhD in English at University of Albany and holds an MFA from VCFA. His poems have appeared in various publications, including: The Acentos Review, The Mandala Journal, Pilgrimage magazine, Word Riot, and the anthologies It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop and Chorus.

Jameelah Lang is an assistant professor of English at Franklin College. Her fiction appears in the Kenyon Review and Pleiades, and she has received awards from Bread Loaf, Sewanee Writers' Conference, VCCA, and Hub City Writers Project. She is a board member for the Radius of Arab American Writers.

Dominika Wrozynski is assistant professor of English at Manhattan College in the Bronx, where she teaches creative writing and codirects the Major Authors Reading Series. Her latest poetry has appeared in Rattle, Birmingham Poetry Review, Five Points, and Nimrod.

Jen McClanaghan is the author of River Legs. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Poetry, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and New England Review. She is an assistant professor and writer in residence at Salve Regina University.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside