Fostering Digital Literacies through Creative Composition

Room 2104B, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


This panel will discuss how to foster digital literacies within creative writing projects. The goal of this panel will be to explore the following questions: in what ways can digital projects enhance creative writing students' rhetorical awareness of the unique author-audience interactions facilitated by online/multimodal platforms? How can this rhetorical awareness invite students to locate connections between their creative composing strategies and professional aims?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Digital_Composing_in_the_Creative_Writing_Classroom.pdf



Tara Propper has earned her MFA and PhD in English. She is currently an assistant professor of English and serves as the director of graduate studies in the department of literature and languages at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Matthew Kelly is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Tyler, whose research focuses on digital literacies, the use of new media technologies in the writing classroom, and the role of pedagogy in video games and gaming communities.

Michelle Whittaker is a Caribbean-American poet and author of Surge, awarded a Next Generation Indie Book Award for Poetry. She received a Pushcart Special Mention and NYFA Fellowship in Poetry. She has also served as poetry editor for the Southampton Review and teaches at Stony Brook University.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center