R225. Teaching Alternative Writing Workshop Models

C123, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Writing workshops often default to a traditional model of “workshopping,” where the class discusses work while pretending the author is absent. This panel explores how newer technologies and increasing emphasis on the interdisciplinarity have led to experiments with alternative models that allow students to take risks and tackle projects that wouldn’t otherwise be feasible within the workshop setting.



Louise Krug is an assistant professor at Washburn University. Her memoir, Louise: Amended, was named by Publishers Weekly as a Top 20 Nonfiction Book of the Year, and her memoir Tilted: The Post-Brain Surgery Journals received the Kansas Book Award.

DaMaris B. Hill, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Kentucky, earned a PhD in Creative Writing and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. She was a program assistant at the Institute on Digital Research in the Humanities.

Ben Cartwright is the author of the poetry collection After Our Departure and the chapbook The Meanest Things Pick Clean. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Spokane Falls Community College, and also teaches for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

Ande Davis is a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His fiction and poetry have recently appeared in PANK, cream city review, South Dakota Review, and Hawai'i Review, among others. He teaches writing and literature at UMKC and Washburn University.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center