VIRTUAL: Weaving Comics Pedagogy Into a Multi-level Creative Writing Program

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am


Comics classes form an integral part of the UBC School of Creative Writing's multi-genre approach, from large undergraduate lectures to small graduate seminars. Comics instructors from the school will share their scaffolded approach to pedagogy within the undergraduate and graduate programs and explore how comics classes connect to other genres taught within the school. The students on the panel will discuss the impact of the school's comics pedagogy on their comics and writing practice.

This virtual event was prerecorded. It will be available to watch on-demand online starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 through Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Weaving_Comics_Pedagogy_Summary.pdf
Supplemental Document 1: Weaving_comics_pedagogy_Recommended_reading.pdf
Supplemental Document 2: Weaving_comics_pedagogy_Sample_assignments.pdf



Sarah Leavitt is the author of three book-length comics: Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me (in production as a feature animation); Agnes, Murderess; and Something, Not Nothing (forthcoming fall 2024). She has taught comics classes since 2012 at the UBC School of Creative Writing.

Taylor Brown-Evans is a writer, illustrator, and cartoonist living in Vancouver. His work has appeared in Geist, Matrix, Poetry Is Dead, The Feathertale Review, and Ricepaper Magazine. His 2017 project Songs for a Lost Pod is a comicbook collaboration with musician Leah Abrahamson about a pod of orca.

Eve Salomons is a recent graduate of the UBC creative writing program. They live and make comics in Vancouver, British Columbia, mostly about their own life and sometimes about other people’s.

Emily Chou is a writer-cartoonist from the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations. She has lived in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Italy and recently graduated with an MFA in creative writing from UBC. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center