R174. CANCELLED: Beyond Research: Creative Writing Practices in the Composition Classroom

Status: Not Accepted

Room 304, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


As composition continues to push for a STEM-oriented curriculum rooting the writing practice in research and hard sciences, we are under-preparing our college students for the many rhetorical and genre challenges to come. This interactive panel will provide narrative and poetic activities that center a more inclusive rhetoric and expand the compositional toolbox. We will model the critical reflection on positionality and power that is integral to transferable genre awareness.



Dan Lau, a Kundiman fellow, has received grants and scholarships from APICC, GAPA, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco Arts Commission, and FAWC. His poetry has appeared in Red Light Lit, Crate, Gesture, Rhino, The Collagist, the anthology, Flicker and Spark, and Colorado Review.

Frankie Rollins is a fiction writer. She’s authored a collection of stories, The Sin Eater & Other Stories, and published in Feminist Wire, Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, and New England Review. She is part of the writing faculty at Pima Community College, teaching creative writing.

Addie Tsai has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in dance from Texas Woman's University. Addie teaches creative writing, dance, literature, and humanities at Houston Community College. Her queer, Asian, young adult novel, Dear Twin, is forthcoming.

Sam Campbell teaches literature, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition courses at Western Nevada College and Lake Tahoe Community College. He co-edits Wend Poetry and holds an MFA from Boise State University. His work can be found in Sierra Nevada Review, Poetry City USA, and elsewhere.

TC Tolbert’s works of poetry include Gephyromania, I: Not He: Not I, and territories of folding. S/he is coeditor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. Tucson's Poet Laureate, s/he has been a member of Movement Salon, a compositional improvisation ensemble, since 2007.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center