Artificial Intelligence & Real Creativity: AI in the CW Classroom

Room 2103B, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Thursday, February 8, 2024
10:35 am to 11:50 am


This panel will explore the possibilities of working with AI technology in creative writing classes, rather than fighting against its growth in popularity, by teaching students how to use AI as a tool for inspiration instead of a replacement for original human thought. Writers at the level of post-doc, assistant, and full professor, teaching across all genres at both liberal arts and STEM-focused institutions, will discuss research-based and practical approaches to using AI in their CW classes.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_AI_Event_Outline_DRAFT.docx_(1)_.pdf



Rebecca Pelky is an assistant professor at Clarkson University and a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation. Her awards include a 2023 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Perugia Press Prize for her second collection of poetry, Through a Red Place (2021).

Allison Adair is author of The Clearing, winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. Her work appears in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, and Threepenny. She has received a Pushcart Prize, the Orlando Prize, and the Florida Review Editors' Award.

Jordi Alonso holds an MA in classical studies from Columbia University and a PhD in Victorian literature and creative writing from the University of Missouri. He is working on a project involving the early-modern Jesuit Latin poet Ubertino Carrara.

Kate McIntyre is the author of the story collection Mad Prairie, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Two stories from the collection received Special Mention for the Pushcart Prize. She is an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she edits the journal hex literary.

Christopher Salerno is a professor of English at William Paterson University and associate editor at Tupelo Quarterly. He is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including The Man Grave, Sun & Urn, Minimum Heroic, Whirligig, and ATM. He is a New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellow.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center