The Art of the Handout

Rooms 440-442, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Friday, March 10, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Are you looking for lively new ways to present creative-writing-related concepts to your students? In this panel, five writer-teachers from across the genres critically reexamine a classic pedagogical tool: the handout. We'll share practical and specific strategies for creating original, helpful, and inclusive handouts tailored to your students’ needs. Our goal is for you to walk out of this panel with fresh ideas (and a few of our favorite handouts).

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Panel_Outline,_The_Art_of_the_Handout,_1.20_.23_.pdf



Joseph Scapellato earned his MFA in fiction at New Mexico State University. He is the author of the novel, The Made-Up Man, and the story collection, Big Lonesome. Joseph is an assistant professor of English at Bucknell University.

Matt Bell is the author of the novels Appleseed, Scrapper, and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, the story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, and two works of nonfiction, Refuse to Be Done and Baldur's Gate II. He teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of the novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, A Haven (Noemi Press, 2018), which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and Names for Light: A Family History (Graywolf Press, 2021), which won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.

Sarah Ghazal Ali is the author of Theophanies (Alice James Books, 2024), selected as the Editors' Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award. An incoming Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University, she currently serves as editor for Palette Poetry.


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