R239. Periodically Speaking: How to Bring Lit Mags Into the Classroom

Room 208 A&B, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Actively integrating lit mags into course curricula while providing opportunities for one-on-one interaction between lit mag publishers and creative writers promotes a new generation of active readers and productive members of the literary community. Professors and lit mag editor/publishers discuss their experiences bringing lit mags into the core of their teaching.



Kathy Daneman

Jennifer Acker is editor in chief of The Common, based at Amherst College. Her fiction and essays have appeared in magazines such as Slate, n+1, Guernica, The Millions, and Ploughshares. She teaches creative writing and editing at Amherst and New York University, Abu Dhabi. 

Martha Cooley is the author of The Archivist, a national bestseller published in a dozen foreign markets, and Thirty-Three Swoons. Her short fiction, essays, and translations have appeared in numerous literary magazines. She judged the 2011 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. 

Minna Proctor is the editor of the Literary Review and teaches creative nonfiction at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the author of Do You Hear What I Hear, a secular exploration of religious calling. She translates from Italian and writes frequently about literature and photography.

Rebecca Chace is the author of the novels Leaving Rock Harbor and Capture the Flag and the memoir Chautauqua Summer. She is director of creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a 2014 recipient of the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center.


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