F112. Hop, Skype, and a Jump: Connecting Authors and Students with Skype

Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Accessibility to the arts has always been a dual concern: both the public and the artists need it. Skype interviews can create these moments of access for very little investment of time or money. In fact, as a methodology that embraces technology and differentiated instructions, it can be used to obtain internal funding. This panel gives the perspectives of writers, teachers, and students on how Skype can help you achieve authentic learning, community outreach, and funding for the arts.



Jeffrey Bean is author of the poetry collection Diminished Fifth and the chapbooks Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window and The Voyeur's Litany. He is associate professor of English/creative writing at Central Michigan University where he recently received the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Mika Yamamoto is an MA student at Central Michigan University. She writes for ESME.com and is an administrative assistant for the Meijer Visiting Writers Series. Her work is published and forthcoming in Noon, the Rumpus, the Writer’s Chronicle, and others. Prior to graduate school, she taught first grade.

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of Errata and In the Carnival of Breathing. She has received a fellowship from the NEA, scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and an Academy of American Poets Levis Prize.

Liz Whiteacre teaches writing at the University of Indianapolis. She authored Hit the Ground and coedited Monday Coffee & Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs with Lyn Jones. She is a recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award from Ball State University.

Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins, Rookery, and Saudade (forthcoming). Recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, she is an assistant professor at Kansas State University.


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