Pow! Graphic Literature to Engage Students in the Creative Writing Workshop

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Maureen McVeigh Trainor / West Chester University
contact email: 

CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.