F269. WriteOn: How to Begin and Grow a Community-Oriented Writing Fellowship

D135, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


WriteOn is a fellowship offered by The New School that places MFA candidates in under-resourced middle and high school classrooms as creative writing instructors. Join New School administrators, faculty, and fellows to discuss creating a new organization within a university, creatively partnering with community organizations to meet needs symbiotically, and preparing MFA candidates to enter the world as teachers, professors, and literary citizens.



Catherine Shepard Bloomer is a PhD candidate in Italian literature at Columbia University. She received her MFA in fiction from the New School in 2016, where she was the copilot teacher for the arts education nonprofit WriteOn NYC. She currently serves as their Research & Publications Director.

Helen Schulman is the author of the novels Come With Me, This Beautiful Life, A Day At The Beach, P.S., The Revisionist, and Out Of Time, and the short story collection Not A Free Show. She coedited the anthology Wanting A Child. She is presently a Professor of Writing at The New School.

Phineas Lambert is the Program Director at WriteOn, and he teaches in The New School's MFA Creative Writing Program. He is a novelist and the Publisher and Director of Guernica, an arts and politics magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from TNS and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Austen E. Osworth is Part-Time Faculty at The New School where they teach digital storytelling to undergraduates and serve as Education Director for WriteOn NYC. They manage Scholar + Feminist Online at Barnard College. Their work most frequently appears on Autostraddle and Argot Magazine.

Kiri Milburn


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Henry B. González Convention Center