F117. Writing the Revolutions

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


Revolutions are not accidents of history. Behind every act of resistance stand the writers and writing that inspired, shaped, transformed, and actualized them—Rousseau, Paine, Hamilton, Madison, Marx, Anthony, King, Friedan, Havel. From these historical lessons we turn to the current battles for LGBTQ, women, immigrants, and the environment and discuss the role and tactics that we will need to write today’s revolution.


Paul Ketzle is the author of a novel, The Late Matthew Brown. A former editor of Quarterly West and at Western Humanities Review, he is an associate professor (lecturer) at the Honors College at the University of Utah, where he teaches humanities and writing, including Writing the Revolutions.

Simmons B. Buntin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. His books of poetry are Bloom and Riverfall, and his newest book is Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places. His work has appeared in Orion, Kyoto Journal, Versal, and elsewhere.

Juan Morales is the author of the poetry collections The Siren World, Friday and the Year That Followed, and The Handyman's Guide to End Times (forthcoming). He is a CantoMundo Fellow, the editor of Pilgrimage magazine, and the English department chair at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Andy Hoffmann edits and publishes Elik Press, Salt Lake City. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared in national literary journals since 1988. He is currently working on projects focusing on the drunk and the contemplative in poetry, and the poetics of exile inspired by Latin American lit.

Heather Hirschi’s edited What There Is: The Crossroads Anthology and Writing with New Eyes: Three Years in the Czech Republic. Former fiction editor of Quarterly West and assistant professor in the University of Utah writing department, she teaches Underrepresented Rhetorics: Writing & Social Justice.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center