AWP 2011

Saturday, February 5th at Noon in the "Hoover" Room:

Teaching the Nontraditional Writer: Practical Techniques for Teaching Students Outside the Mainstream. (Andrew Zornoza, Robert Lopez, Margaret Fiore, Elise Juska) Narrative, character, metaphor, dramatic tension: many of the traditional points of “craft” can be easily shown to the student-writer already steeped in the literature of the western canon. But how do we teach writing to students who’ve taken a different path into our classrooms? This panel offers practical tips and strategies in teaching artists, ESL students, and other nontraditional writers who may lack the confidence and/or knowledge to feel empowered.

Also, Andrew will be signing books at the Tarpaulin Sky Press table, or meeting submitters with HOW journal.