R312. Tips From the Wired Trenches: Tactics for Teaching Creative Writing Online

F150, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


As courses increasingly move to online platforms, creative writing instructors must translate their classroom activities to online environments for a variety of courses catering to diverse students. In this panel, we’ll share tips on generating community, engaging close reading, implementing workshops and inspiring creativity and internet adventures like WebQuests. We will share our favorite apps, sites, platforms, and strategies for thriving in the wired trenches of online learning.



Deborah Hall teaches at Valdosta State University. She edited The Anatomy of Narrative, an anthology that analyzes craft. Her work has appeared in River Teeth, TLR, The Sun, Apalachee Review, as well as Becoming: An Anthology of Women’s Stories and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poets.

Brigitte Byrd is a transnational poet, author of three books: Song of a Living Room, The Dazzling Land, and Fence above the Sea. Professor of English at Clayton State University, she also contributes to Tupelo Quarterly as an associate editor.

Jocelyn Cullity's award-winning first novel, Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons, was named one of twenty recommended books by The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her second novel, The Envy of Paradise, will be published next year. She directs the BFA Program at Truman State University.

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 associate professor and writer in residence at Salve Regina University, as well as the director of the Newport MFA.

Dominika Wrozynski


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