F231. Creative Writing Is for Everyone: Pedagogies for the 21st Century

Gold Salon 1, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Creative writing can be relevant not only to those on a path to become literary writers, but to everyone else as well. Innovative pedagogies can give nontraditional students and diverse communities access to the power of creative writing education. Join five contributors to the 2015 collection Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century as they discuss service learning; process and feminist pedagogy; Writing-Across-the-Curriculum; and creative literacy.



Alexandria Peary is the author of four books, including Control Bird Alt Delete, recipient of the 2013 Iowa Poetry Prize, and (with Tom C. Hunley) Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century. An associate professor, she directs the first-year writing program at Salem State University.

Tom C. Hunley is a professor of English at Western Kentucky University and the director of Steel Toe Books. He's the author of five full-length poetry collections, six chapbooks, and three scholarly books. His work has been featured in TriQuarterly, Five Points, and The Writer's Almanac.

Stephanie Vanderslice's most recent book is Rethinking Creative Writing. Professor of creative writing and director of the Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, her column "The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life" appears regularly in the Huffington Post.

Steve Healey is the author of two books of poetry, Earthling and 10 Mississippi. His critical essays have appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle and Rain Taxi. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Minneapolis Community & Technical College.

Tim Mayers is associate professor of English at Millersville University, where he teaches composition, creative writing, writing studies, and the history of English studies. He is a published poet, an award-winning novelist, and also a key voice in the emerging field of creative writing studies.


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