S204. Practicum and Beyond: Publishing Courses and Literary Citizenship

Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Educators and editors from The Florida Review, Memorious, Pleiades, Southern Indiana Review, and SIR Press address strategies for the vision and implementation of publishing courses in academia, creating a learning environment that both introduces professional skills and addresses larger questions of literary aesthetics, ethics, history, and community. Topics include diversity, gender, inequity, intersectionality, multimedia technologies and social justice.



Ron Mitchell is formerly muscle for the IRS. He is the editor of Southern Indiana Review and SIR Press. He teaches creative writing and literary publishing at the University of Southern Indiana.

Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, including Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls; Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner; and Copia. She is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.

Phong Nguyen is the author of The Adventures of Joe Harper, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History, and Memory Sickness. He is coeditor of Pleiades. He coedited the book Nancy Hale: The Life and Work of a Lost American Master. He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Missouri.

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of Little Murders Everywhere, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and The Spokes of Venus. She is the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University and cofounder and editor of Memorious.org.

Lisa Roney is editor of the Florida Review and author of a memoir, Sweet Invisible Body; a poetry chapbook, The Best Possible Bad Luck; and the craft book (with anthology) Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres. She is associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida.


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