Experiential Learning, Multimodality, and the Publishing Classroom, Oh My!

Room 3501AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, February 8, 2024
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Given the demands of the current job market, the importance of experiential learning cannot be overstated. Creative writing instructors are tackling this challenge by bringing publishing and its many multimodal facets into the classroom. From founding, to production, to print, our panel will discuss best practices in organizing, editing, and promoting published work. We will address the need for print and digital literary journals as well as other publishing venues on campus and beyond.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Experiential_Learning_Multimodality_the_Publishing_Classroom_Oh_My_Outline_AWP.pdf



Saul Lemerond is an assistant professor of English at Hanover College. He received his PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing—fiction. He is dyslexic. He has a book, Digital Voices: Podcasting in the Creative Writing Classroom. Also, his short stories have appeared in JMWW and elsewhere.

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the editor-in-chief and founder of Gigantic Sequins, a literary arts journal. She is an assistant professor at Jacksonville State University. Her full-length collection Orchid Alpha debuted from Trembling Pillow Press in April 2023.

Jason McCall holds an MFA from the University of Miami. His recent poetry collections include What Shot Did You Ever Take, A Man Ain't Nothin', and Two-Face God. He teaches at the University of North Alabama.

Katie Budris is a senior lecturer in writing arts at Rowan University, where she teaches creative writing and serves as coordinator of the MA in Writing program. She is the editor in chief of Glassworks and is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Mid-Bloom and Prague in Synthetics.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center