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|Friday, March 29, 2019|
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
B116, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
F188. Beyond Worker Bees: The Value of Creative Writing in Community Colleges. (Julia Cohen, Frankie Rollins, Paul Martinez, Valerie Pell, David Campos) Community colleges funnel most students into programs that have "economic value" but little room for creativity or experimentation. We discuss the radical supposition that incorporating creative writing and workshop pedagogy into core community college curriculum has tremendous value on personal and professional levels, naturally leading to enhanced economic opportunities. We consider innovative approaches like service-learning and digital pedagogy that foster students’ identities as writers.
Dr. Julia Cohen is the author of two collections of poetry and a collection of lyric essays. She recently won the Baltic Writing Residency Chapbook Contest for 2018. She is an editor for Essay Press and an Assistant Professor of English at Wright College.
Frankie Rollins is a fiction writer. She’s authored a collection of stories, The Sin Eater & Other Stories, and published in Feminist Wire, Fairy Tale Review, Conjunctions, and New England Review. She is part of the writing faculty at Pima Community College, teaching creative writing.
Twitter Username: frankie_rollins
Paul Martinez-Pompa is the author of My Kill Adore Him, which was selected for the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. His poetry and prose have appeared in Mandorla, Make Magazine, Breakbeat Poets and on Chicago Public Radio. He currently edits for Packingtown Review.
Valerie Pell teaches English, literature, creative writing, and women's and gender studies at Wilbur Wright College.
David Campos, a CantoMundo fellow, is the author of Furious Dusk, winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boxcar Review, and LunaLuna among many others.
Twitter Username: camposwriter