On Teaching Revision in the Creative Writing Workshop

Rooms 427-429, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


This panel will focus on teaching revision in the creative writing workshop by examining practices that empower students and enhance pedagogy. Panelists will discuss different workshop modes and levels, from graduate to introductory, drawing upon a range of techniques, from traditional to innovative. We’ll share perspectives from liberal arts colleges to HBCUs to large universities in order to present revision as an angle of vision useful not only in academics but also life beyond the classroom.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: On_Teaching_Revision_in_the_Creative_Writing_Workshop_Panel_Outline_AWP_23.pdf



Barney T. Haney teaches English at the University of Indianapolis where he is chair of the Kellogg Writers Series. Winner of the Chris O'Malley Fiction Prize, his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Mid-American Review, Marathon Literary Review, and Barely South Review, among others.

Jameelah Lang is an assistant professor at Rockhurst University. Her work appears in the Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, and more. She has received awards from Bread Loaf, Sewanee Writers Conference, VCCA, and HUB-BUB. She's a board member for Radius of Arab American Writers.

Christopher Coake is the author of the novel You Came Back and the story collection We're in Trouble, for which he won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. In 2006 he was named a Best Young American Novelist by Granta. He teaches and directs the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, Intimations, and the novel Something New under the Sun, and an assistant professor at the New School. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, n+1, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and Conjunctions.

Author of Black Indian, and a journalist for over twenty-five years, Shonda Buchanan is an award-winning poet and educator teaching at Loyola Marymount University. She's working on a second memoir, two novels, and a fourth book of poetry: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Indian-Made-Michigan-Writers/dp/0814345808.


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