Anya Achtenberg: More Than Writing Conference Keynote Speaker
Tentative Schedule of Events
Please watch this page for updates on our schedule of events as more information becomes available:
Friday, March 22nd
12-1: Experimenting with Form in Poetry: MSU graduate student poets Debbie Ernie, Deanna Larsen, and Jessica Welu will discuss the various innovative ways they are using form to make meaning in their poetry.
1-2: Undergraduate Student Poetry Reading: Several students from Roger Sheffer's advanced undergraduate poetry class will be reading from work they've created this semester, and commenting on the process.
4-5: Reading and Q&A with Anya Achtenberg: An opportunity for casual discussion about craft, publication, and the writer’s life with keynote speaker Anya Achtenberg.
5:30-7: Dinner with the Keynote Speaker, venue TBA
Saturday, March 23rd
10-11: New Authors Panel: New authors Nick Healy, Christine Stark, and Rachael Hanel will talk about their experiences getting their first books in print and answer questions about the process of becoming a first time author.
12-1: Getting Your Stories On Stage: Join local playwrights Greg Abbott and t.d. barna for a session reviewing basic playwrighting including: local, state, and national opportunities to submit scripts; a discussion on short plays vs. full lengths; and the process of readings in preparation for production.
2-3: Writing Pedagogy: Two Presentations on the Teaching of Writing:
Undergraduates Learning to Say, “I Don’t Understand This”: Scholarly Articles, Audience and Plagiarism—Dr. Mary Ellen Daniloff-Merrill, Associate Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University.First Year Teachers—MSU Graduate Teaching Assistants Ellen Zamarripa, Jen Rogers, and Marion Pratt will talk about their experiences teaching college composition for the first time and field questions about the process of learning how to teach.