Opening the Book on Publishing Pedagogy

Room 2215A, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Saturday, February 10, 2024
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Studies in publishing appeal to student writers eager to share their own work or who want a writing-adjacent career, but few resources exist to prepare educators to teach in this dynamic field. Instructors with a range of experiences will offer advice to build publishing into writing courses, propose new courses and programs, and oversee student publications. Topics include strategies for mentoring, teachable moments, and addressing less obvious aspects like circulation and community engagement.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Opening_the_Book_on_Publishing_Pedagogy_Outline.pdf



Sakinah Hofler is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright. She has won the Manchester Fiction Prize, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, and the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. She's a lecturer in Princeton's writing program.

Erin Hoover is the author of two poetry collections, Barnburner (Elixir, 2018) and No Spare People (Black Lawrence, 2023). She teaches creative writing and courses in editing and publishing at Tennessee Tech University and hosts Sawmill Poetry, an in-person monthly reading series.

Megan J. Arlett is an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University. The recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2019, Best New British and Irish Poets, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and Third Coast.

Lisa Bickmore is the author of three books of poems: Haste, flicker, and Ephemerist. She taught writing and publication studies at Salt Lake Community College, where she founded its Publication Center/micropress. She is the founder and editor in chief of the new nonprofit Lightscatter Press.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center