The Things We Will Carry: Teaching Creative Writing Post-pandemic

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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During the pandemic, creative writing classes, like most of academia, moved online. Traditional creative-writing pedagogies and practices were forced to reinvent themselves on Zoom. This emergency process provided opportunities for re-examination, experimentation, and growth. This panel invites practitioners of creative writing and its pedagogies to explore ways that creative writing instruction and praxis were altered by the pandemic.

Possible questions to consider:

· What changes to teaching and writing did you experience during the pandemic?

· How did the pandemic change perspectives on creative writing and creative writing instruction?

· What specific lessons have creative writers and creative-writing instructors learned from the pandemic?

· What innovations, pedagogies, practices, and inspirations do you plan to carry into the post-pandemic future?

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