R121. Beyond the Classroom Walls: Teaching Online Creative Writing

Room 205, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Five accomplished, diverse writers who teach creative writing online confront the challenges of remote courses and programs, offering experiences, assignments, and best practices that meet the specific needs of online writing students and help these learners to succeed and soar. Panelists provide valuable takeaways for writers considering remote education, for curriculum designers, and for the growing number of faculty who will choose or need (for the same reasons as students) to teach online.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Beyond_Classroom_Walls_-_outline.docx
Supplemental Document 1: prepared_q-a.docx



Silas Hansen teaches creative writing at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and is the nonfiction editor for Waxwing. His essays have appeared in Slate, Colorado Review, the Normal School, Hayden's Ferry Review, Redivider, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere.

Elane Johnson, recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award for Southern New Hampshire University, teaches for Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Her nonfiction appears in the Writer, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, other journals and anthologies, and college creative writing curricula across the US.

Oindrila Mukherjee teaches at Grand Valley State University. She has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. Her work has appeared in KROnline, Salon, LARB, Arts & Letters, The Greensboro Review, and others. She is associate editor of Aster(ix.)

Jason McCall holds an MFA from the University of Miami. His poetry collections include Two-Face God; Silver; and Dear Hero. He is coeditor of It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop, and he teaches at the University of North Alabama.


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