Multimodal Identities: How Podcasting Can Unbind Creative Voices

111AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Friday, March 25, 2022
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Considering how much the multimodal pedagogical framework lives within the realm of multicultural literacies, there is a strong case to be made that the inclusion of podcasts into the creative writing classroom could prove invaluable, especially given that many workshops fail to serve a significant portion of students who either don’t feel welcome or don’t feel capable. This panel will discuss how podcasts exist within an a priori cultural space, almost as if tailor-made to address these issues.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

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Saul Lemerond is an assistant professor of English at Hanover College. He received his PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing–fiction. He is dyslexic. His book, Digital Voices: Podcasting in the Creative Writing Classroom, has been contracted by Bloomsbury Academic.

Leigh Camacho Rourks is the author of the St. Lawrence Book Award winner Moon Trees and Other Orphans and the recipient of the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize. She is also an assistant professor of English and humanities at Beacon College.

Billie R. Tadros is the author of three books of poems: Graft Fixation, Was Body, and The Tree We Planted and Buried You In, as well as three chapbooks of poetry. She is an assistant professor at the University of Scranton, where she teaches in the Department of English & Theatre.

Kase Johnstun is the author of Let the Wild Grasses Grow  and Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis. He is host of the LITerally podcast, one that asks writers about writing, the writing life, and craft, interviewing more than fifty authors in the last four years.

Rebecca Hazelwood is an essayist/memoirist who has been published widely in literary magazines. She currently teaches at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English/creative writing. She is currently finishing a memoir.


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