R145. CANCELLED: On Grading Creative Writing: Process, Product, and Talent

Room 006B, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Creative writing is a serious art that demands the study of craft, close reading, thoughtful discussion of literature, and much practice, all of which are dependent upon the time to learn one’s own creative process. Grading this work is an especially difficult task. The practicing writers and teachers on this panel will discuss their approaches to grading creative writing in ways that rewards students’ processes and talent, while maintaining high standards for the art of creative writing.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: On_Grading_Creative_Writing-_Process,_Product,_and_Talent.pdf



Rachel M. Hanson is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at UNC-Asheville. She's a former Olive B. O'Connor fellow in nonfiction at Colgate University, and she holds an MFA from the University of Utah and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Missouri.

Bryn Chancellor is the author of the novel Sycamore and the story collection When Are You Coming Home?, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize; she also received the Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. She is associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Susan McCarty has an MFA in fiction from Vermont College and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. She is an assistant professor of English at Oakland University.

Ye Chun/叶春 is the author of two books of poetry, Lantern Puzzle and Travel over Water, a novel in Chinese, and two books of translations, Ripened Wheat and Long River. A recipient of an NEA fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes, she is an assistant professor at Providence College.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center