R129. CANCELLED: Beyond Academia: Teaching Strategies for the Community Classroom

Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Five teachers of creative writing share their pedagogical approaches to teaching incarcerated people, disenfranchised youth, continuing education adults, and working professionals. Each panelist will respond to the questions: what are the similarities and differences between teaching academic and community workshops? How do you best fulfill your community’s writing needs? What challenges have you faced, successes have you celebrated? How can we make the writing workshop accessible to all?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP2020_Outline.docx



Kimberly Grey is the author of Systems for the Future of Feeling (forthcoming) and The Opposite of Light. She's the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. She teaches for the Stanford Online High School and Stanford's Continuing Education Program.

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of dying in the scarecrow's arms, \blak\ \al-fə bet\, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem. An associate professor of English at IUPUI, he offers community workshops through the Indiana Writers Center, Flanner House, and Brick Street Poetry.

Jill McDonough is the recipient of three Pushcart prizes as well as Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her latest collection is Here All Night. She teaches in the MFA program at UMass Boston and with incarcerated men, women, and boys.

Rebecca Lindenberg is the author of Love, an Index and The Logan Notebooks. She is on the poetry faculty at the University of Cincinnati and is poetry editor of The Cincinnati Review. She's the recipient of many awards, including an Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Fellowship and an NEA fellowship.

Jason Koo is the author, most recently, of More Than Mere Light and Sunset Park and coeditor of the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. He is the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and an associate teaching professor of English at Quinnipiac University.



March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center