R299. Two-Year College Caucus

Room 410, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


Do you teach at a two-year college? Interested in job opportunities at two-year colleges? With almost half of all students beginning college careers at two-year colleges, and increasing numbers of MFAs landing two-year college teaching jobs, the future of creative writing courses and programs at our campuses looks bright. Join the caucus for their annual meeting, where you'll meet other community college faculty and learn about pedagogy, programs, jobs, and resources.



Kris Bigalk is the author of the poetry collection Repeat the Flesh in Numbers. Her awards include Minnesota State Arts Board grants in poetry and a residency at Banfll-Locke Center for the Arts. She serves as director of creative writing at Normandale Community College.

Marianne Botos teaches creative writing and literature at Paradise Valley Community College. She holds an MFA from Arizona State University.

Simone Zelitch is associate professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia where she established their creative writing certificate and English degree. A 2010 recipient of an NEA grant in fiction, her fifth novel Judenstaat is forthcoming.

Denise Hill is an associate professor of English and current English Division chair at Delta College in Michigan. She is also editor in chief of NewPages.com and the current AWP Two-Year College Caucus Vice President–Eastern Region.

Mary Lannon, an assistant professor at Nassau Community College, has taught community college for nine years. Recent work has been published in the Irish Echo, at Story, and forthcoming at literary mothers.tumblr.com. At work on her second novel, she seeks a publishing home for her first novel.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center