R191. CANCELLED: The Widening Lens: Going Global in the Creative Writing Classroom

Status: Not Accepted

Room 210B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Global interactions, including study abroad and virtual exchanges and resources, can widen and enrich a creative writer's voice and perspective. Writers across genres will speak to the benefits of developing these opportunities for creative writing students and programs, and review program design, theories, practices, and basic execution, with some focus on marginalized groups. Panelists will discuss their experiences and share some resulting work, with ample time for Q&A.



Annie Nguyen, MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of Montana, is a writing studies lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma. She teaches first year writing and creative writing. She received a Fulbright in creative writing to Vietnam and focuses her teaching on issues of social justice.

Michael Kula is associate professor of writing studies and chair of the Division of Culture, Arts, and Communications at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He has designed and led study abroad programs and international online collaborations with partner universities in Europe and Africa.

Kathie Bergquist is the editor of Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast, and a 2008 Lambda Emerging Writers fellow. Adjunct faculty in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, she leads study-abroad programs in Paris and Prague.

John Poch is professor of English in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. His most recent collection is Texases. His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Poetry, Yale Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Image, AGNI, and other journals.

Karen Phillips is the executive director of Words Without Borders.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center