Creative Writing beyond the Academy: The Scholarship of Creative Practice

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


The panel will discuss the new scholarly volume Creative Writing Beyond the Academy in which creative writing scholars reflect upon the practice of writing. The editors and contributors to this work will explain how academic creative writing scholars examine creative practice in the book through reflection, exegesis, and research. The panelists will also discuss the myths and lore around writing practices and examine ways forward for the scholarship of creative practice.

This event has been prerecorded, and will be available to watch on-demand online from March 8, 2023 to April 8, 2023.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP23_Outline.pdf



Sam Meekings is associate professor of creative writing at Northwestern University in Qatar. He is the author of Under Fishbone Clouds (called a poetic evocation of the country and its people by the New York Times), and the editor of Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade (Routledge, 2021)

Marshall Moore is a course leader and senior lecturer at Falmouth University in the UK. He teaches creative writing and publishing. He holds a PhD in creative writing from Aberystwyth University. Prior to moving to Britain, he worked in higher education in Hong Kong and Korea for fifteen years.

Lania Knight lives in England and lectures at Open University. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Rattle, Post Road, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. She has a poetry pamphlet and two novels, and was a finalist for a Lambda Award. A collection of essays is forthcoming from Signal 8 Press.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center