S267. The Overshare: Navigating Public and Private Identities in the Writing Classroom

Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


What happens when you run into your students on a nude beach, when they read your addiction memoir, or your sexy and queer autobiographical poems? This panel has a twofold focus: how to support students who are prone to overshare (and decide if you are a mandated reporter) and to help navigate who we are as professors in control of a classroom and a grade and as whole complex people. In the age of insta-google how do you maintain your identities and mental health?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: The_Overshare_Navigating_Public_and_Private_Identities.pdf



Olivia Worden has taught creative writing at Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College summer programs. She is also the program director of the Social Justice Collective at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work can be found in Post Road, CutBank, Pilgrimage, Point of You Productions, and elsewhere.

Juan J. Morales is the author of three poetry collections including The Handyman's Guide to End Times. He is a CantoMundo fellow, a Macondista, the editor of Pilgrimage magazine, and the chair of English and world languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Curtis Bauer is a poet, translator, letterpress printer, chapbook publisher, and teacher. He lives in Lubbock, TX, where he teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Texas Tech University, runs Q Avenue Press, and is translations editor for The Common.

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart, the essay collection Abandon Me, and the forthcoming Girlhood. The inaugural winner of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary, she is associate professor of creative nonfiction at Monmouth University.

Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed News, Brooklyn magazine, Feministing, and The Guardian, where she had been a regular contributor.


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