2011 Conference Program

 

The 2011 GCACWT Conference will take place April 8th and 9th, 2011, at the Baldwin Campus of the University of South Alabama in Fairhope, AL.
Check in will start at 8 A.M. on the 8th. Readings and panels will take place throughout the day, 9-5 Friday and Saturday. We will have an evening reception with a cash bar at the Legion Hall's beach and Tiki Bar on the evening of Friday, April 8th.

                                                                                                                                                          
       
                
 
                                                                                                                                                                                        Legion Hall,  photo by Jeanie Thompson.

For more information about signing up to read or creating/joining a panel, please go to our Conference Registration page.

 
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Our Featured Speaker for the 2011 Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference 
 
 
Peter Cooley has published eight books of poetry, seven of them with Carnegie Mellon, the most recent being Divine Margins, in 2009. That press has just accepted his ninth, Night Bus To The Afterlife.

  

He has had poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, Commonweal,  Crazy Horse, Ploughshares, Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Denver Quarterly, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Paris Review, Subtropics and The Hudson Review.                                                                                                              

He continues teaching creative writing at Tulane.

 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 
PANELS LIST
 

-- Here's the latest info on the proposed PANELS for the 2011 GCACWT Conference. More panel proposals may appear here as time rolls along (let us know if you'd like to propose a panel).

--Please let us know if you'd like to join one of these panels listed below.

2011 GCACWT Conference Panels

1. "The Future of Publishing."
--Ebooks and short-run print technologies are now here to stay, and Borders has filed for bankruptcy....  What will this mean for the future of publishing? This panel will address the impact of the new economic and technological climate on the state of the art, including both academic and commercial publishing. (chair, Bill Lavender, UNO; Corina Calsing, Belle Chasse Ac.; Jason Stuart, Burnt Bridge; Sue Brannan Walker, U. So. Alab.)

2. "Who's Southern Now?  Re-imagining the literature of the Gulf States in the light of immigration, emigration, development, ruins, spills, storms, and other transformations" (chair, Lynne Barrett, FIU; Mary Jane Ryals, FSU; C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U.)
 
3. "Ekphrastic Poetry."
(chair, Biljana D. Obradovic, Xavier U.; MaPo Kinnord-Payton, Xavier U.; Jameel A. Paulin, Xavier U.; Winston Boyd, Xavier U.)
 
4. "Magazine/Small Press Editors' Panel" (chair, Dominika Wrozynski, Apalachee Review; Katie Cortese, Southeast Review; Amanda McCormick, espresso ink & Apalachee Review; Jeff Grieneisen & Courtney Ruffner Grieneisen, Florida English; Jason Stuart, Burnt Bridge; Matt Roberts, The Normal School; Angie Ledbetter & Kat Magendie, Rose & Thorn)
 

5. "Slash Pine Projects: DIY Internships: how to develop undergraduate internships in publishing and events planning" (--Discussion of funding, credit hour management, event planning and promotion, and intern wrangling, as well as specific SP projects such as chapbook publication and writers hikes) (chair, Patti White, U. of Alabama; Mary Elizabeth Adams, U. of Alabama; Patricia Cade, U. of Alabama; Stacy Oliver, U. of Alabama; Shea Stripling, U. of Alabama; Kristen Kuczenski, U. of Alabama)

6. "Using Creative Writing Concepts to Teach Expository Writing" (chair, C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U.; Danita Berg, Oklahoma City U.; Caroline Klocksiem, U. of Alabama; John L. Stump, U. of S. Alab.)

7. "Composing with Words, Composing with Sound: Music & Writing--an exploration of the intersection of writing and music with particular attention to adapting music composition techniques to writing" (co-chairs:  Jeff Newberry & Sandra Giles, ABAC; Jay Snodgrass, VSU.; Kristine Snodgrass, FAMU)

8. "Literary Magazine Pedagogy:  A Textbook Approach" (topics may include layout/design, literary magazine pedagogy, history of the literary magazine, InDesign & other software, and rhetoric and the literary magazine, etc.) (chair, Jeff Newberry, ABAC; C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U.; Deborah Hall, VSU) 

9. "Promoting Poetry through the Internet and Social Media" (an exploration of promoting poetry using the internet and social media, including a focus on the impact of social media on generating buzz about poetry, readings and book signings, forthcoming books, and the pros and cons of using technology to promote poetry) (chair, Laurie Williams, Louisiana Poetry Project; Alison Pelegrin, Southeastern Louisiana University; Gina Ferrara, Poetry Buffet; Megan Burns, Tremb. Pill. Press) 

10. "The Writer Who Can't Sit Still"  (a pedagogical panel that will focus on the benefits of multi-genre writing (i.e. taking classes in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, etc.) in creative writing at the graduate level.) (chair, Ira Sukrungruang, USF; Zachary Lundgren, USF; Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University; Lynne Barrett, FIU)

11. "Heretical Heredity: How Poets Use and Abuse Family in Their Work" (a discussion not only how poets have treated, positively and negatively, family members (parents, siblings, partners, children) in their writing, but how to handle personal family "issues" that arise in students' work in creative writing and literature classes) (chair, John Gery, UNO; Hannah Baker, Xavier U.; Michael Trammell, FSU; Amanda McCormick, Apalachee Review & espresso ink)

12. "The Poetics of Process" (the mechanics and potential fruitfulness of "tensions" (academia, teaching, etc.) within the poetic process) (chair, Kristen Kuczenski, U. of Alabama; Katy Gunn, U. of Alabama;  Laura Kochman, U. of Alabama)

13. "Taking the Creative Writing Classroom Overseas: Teaching U.S. Students Abroad" (chair, Jennifer Stewart, UNO; Bill Lavender, UNO; Michael Trammell, FSU; Mary Jane Ryals, FSU)

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2011 GCACWT Conference Schedule
 
(***The tentative complete Schedule/Program for the 2011 Conference is posted below; however, changes may occur, so please check back before you head to Fairhope.***)
 

**Version 10, April 4, 2011**

 

20th Annual GCACWT Conference in Fairhope, Alabama

 

Friday, April 8th

(Genres for “readings” sessions: p = poetry; f = fiction; nf = nonfiction)

 

 

 
8am-9am

 

Main Room:

REGISTRATION and

"Welcome to the Conference!"

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(Fri. Apr. 8)

9am-10am

 

Main Room:   REGISTRATION AND BOOK FAIR

 

Session A

1. Kelly Jones (UNO) (p)

2. Jamie Amos (UNO) (f) (chair)

3. Jessica Viada (UNO) (f)

 

 

Session BPanel 8. "Literary Magazine Pedagogy:  A Textbook Approach" (topics: layout/design,; pedagogy, rhetoric and the literary magazine, etc.) (chair, Jeff Newberry, ABAC; C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U.; Deborah Hall, VSU) 

 

Session C:  ("Reverse Ekprhasis revealed")

1. Alaine Benard (p) (Rose & Thorn) (chair)

2. Cynthia Toups (p) (Rose & Thorn)

3. Marilyn Shapley (p) (Rose & Thorn)

  

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(Fri. Apr. 8)

10am-11am

 

Main Room:   Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. TBA

2. Michael Colonna (UWF) (p) (chair)

3. Beth Rodgers (UWF) (nf)

 

Session B

  1. Theresa Lacey (nf)
  2. Colter Cruthirds (USM) (nf)
  3. P. T. Paul (p) (chair)

 

 Session C

1. April Blevins (UNO) (f)

2. Joanna Leake (UNO) (f)

3. Fredrick Barton (UNO) (f) (chair)

 
Session D

Panel 3. "Ekphrastic Poetry" (chair, Biljana D. Obradovic, Xavier U.; MaPo Kinnord-Payton, Xavier U.; Jameel A. Paulin, Xavier U.; Winston Boyd, Xavier U.)

 

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11am-noon

Main Room:

"Awards Announcement: Graduate and Undergraduate Student Writing Awards"

and   FEATURED SPEAKER:   PETER COOLEY   (a poetry reading and discussion/Q & A session)

 
 
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noon-1:30pm

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
 
 

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(Fri. Apr. 8) 1:30pm -2:30pm

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. Mark Whitaker (f) (Xavier U.)

2. Jeff Newberry (f) (ABAC) (chair)

3. Matt McCullough (p) (ABAC)

 

Session B

1. Peter Huggins (p) (Auburn) (chair)

2. Sue Brannan Walker (p) (U.So.A.)

3. Jeanie Thompson (AWF) (p)

 

Session C

1. Brent House (p) (Tusculum Review)

2. Biljana D. Obradovic (p) (Xavier U.)
3. Jennifer Stewart (f) (UNO) (chair)

 

Session D
Panel 5. "Slash Pine Projects: DIY Internships: how to develop undergraduate internships in publishing and events planning" (chair, Patti White, U. of Alabama; Mary Elizabeth Adams, U. of Alabama; Patricia Cade, U. of Alabama; Stacy Oliver, U. of Alabama; Shea Stripling, U. of Alabama; Kristen Kuczenski, U. of Alabama)

 

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(Fri. Apr. 8)

2:30pm-3:30pm

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. Barbara Molnar (UNO) (nf)

2. Marian Crotty (FSU) (f)

3. Matt Roberts (UNO) (nf) (chair)

 

Session B

1. Lynne Barrett (f) (FIU) (chair)

2. Mary Jane Ryals (f) (FSU)

3. Deborah Hall (p) (VSU)

 

(Fri., 2:30pm-3:30pm, continued)

Session C
Panel 1. "The Future of Publishing." (chair, Bill Lavender, UNO; Corina Calsing, Belle Chasse Ac.; Jason Stuart, Burnt Bridge; Sue Brannan Walker, U. So. Alab.)

 

Session D
1. Alison Pelegrin (SE Lous. U.) (p) (chair)
2. Laurie Williams (Lous. Poet Proj.) (p)
3. Gina Ferrara (Poetry Buffet) (p)

 

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(Fri. Apr. 8)

3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. Jeff Newberry (ABAC) (p)

2. Jeff Grieneisen (SCF) (p)

3. John Gery (UNO) (p) (chair)
 

Session B

1. Michael Garriga (f) (FSU)
2. Dominika Wrozynski (p) (FSU) (chair)

3. Katie Cortese (f) (FSU)

 

Session C

Panel 13. "Taking the Creative Writing Classroom Overseas: Teaching U.S. Students Abroad" (chair, Jennifer Stewart, UNO; Bill Lavender, UNO; Michael Trammell, FSU; Mary Jane Ryals, FSU)

 

Session D

  1.  C. D. Mitchell (nf) (M. Tenn. St.)
  2. Darrelyn Saloom (nf) (Rose & Thorn)
  3. Caroline Klocksiem (p) (‘Bama) (chair)

 

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5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

 

RECEPTION--AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL (700 S Mobile St, Fairhope, AL; (251) 928-9132) ON THE COAST (overlooking Mobile Bay):

GCACWT welcomes all attendees to our annual reception. We’ll have appetizers from Mary Ann’s Catering, including sandwich platters of chicken salad, ham and turkey, and a selection of vegetarian fare with pesto and cheese. We’ll also have vegetarian dip and crackers and some cookie desserts, including locally-famous “Mississippi mud bites.”

The American Legion Hall will offer a cash bar, including wine, beer, mixed drinks, and soft drinks.

We will hopefully serve food on the beach like we did two years ago. If we have bad weather, we’ll meet inside the hall as we did last year. Either way, we’ll have the food and drinks available.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Saturday, Apr. 9th

 
 
8am-9am

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

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9am-10am

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. TBA

2. TBA

3. TBA

 

Session B

1. TBA

2. TBA

3. TBA

 

Session C

Panel 4. "Magazine/Small Press Editors' Panel" (chair, Dominika Wrozynski, Apalachee Review; Katie Cortese, Southeast Review; Amanda McCormick, espresso ink & Apalachee Review; Jeff Grieneisen & Courtney Ruffner Grieneisen, Florida English; Jason Stuart, Burnt Bridge; Matt Roberts, The Normal School; Angie Ledbetter & Kat Magendie, Rose & Thorn)

 

Session D

1. TBA

2. TBA
3. TBA
 
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10am-11am (Sat., Apr. 9)

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. Eric Lee (FSU) (p)

2. Ashley Harris (FSU) (nf) (chair)

3. Erin Grauel (UNO) (p)

 

Session B

1. Jim Miller (f) (USF)

2. Ira  Sukrungruang (nf) (USF) (chair)

3. Katherine Riegel (p) (USF)

4. Zachary Lundgren (p) (USF)

 

Session C

1. Dave Brinks (p) (Trem. Pill. Press)
2. Michael Piafsky (f) (Spring Hill C.) (chair)

3. Chris Tusa (f) (LSU)

 

Session D
Panel 2. "Who's Southern Now?  Re-imagining the literature of the Gulf States in the light of immigration, emigration, development, ruins, spills, storms, and other transformations" (chair, Lynne Barrett, FIU; Mary Jane Ryals, FSU; C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U)
 
 
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11am-noon (Sat. Apr. 9)

 

Session A
Panel 10. "The Writer Who Can't Sit Still"  (a panel that will focus on the benefits of multi-genre writing) (chair, Ira Sukrungruang, USF; Zachary Lundgren, USF; Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University; Lynne Barrett, FIU)

 

Session B

  1. Megan Burns (p) (Tremb. Pill. Press)
  2. Rebecca Antoine (UNO) (f)
  3. Bill Lavender (UNO) (f) (chair)

 

Session C

1. Christopher Cartright (f) (FSU)

2. Lu Vickers (nf) (TCC) (chair)

3. Meri Culp (p) (TCC)

 

Session D
Panel 6. "Using Creative Writing Concepts to Teach Expository Writing" (chair, C.D. Mitchell, M. Tenn. St. U.; Danita Berg, Oklahoma City U.; Caroline Klocksiem, U. of Alabama; John L. Stump, U. of S. Alab.)
 
 
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noon-1:30pm

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
 

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1:30pm -2:30pm (Sat. Apr. 9)

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A

1. Whitney Mackman (p) (UNO)
2. Patti White (p) (‘Bama)

3. Lynne Knight (p) (Anhinga Press) (chair)

 

Session B

1. Claire Stephens (USF) (p) (chair)

2. Trisina Dickerson (USF) (p)

3. Gloria Munoz (USF) (p)

 

Session C:  Linda Busby Parker (U. So. A) (f) (chair)

1. Hazel Pope (U. So. A) (f)

2. Jennifer Foreman (U. So. A) (nf)

3. May Laughton (U. So. A) (f)

4. Maddy Hatch (U. So. A) (f)

 
 

Session D

Panel 9. "Promoting Poetry through the Internet and Social Media" (chair, Laurie Williams, Louisiana Poetry Project; Alison Pelegrin, Southeastern Louisiana University; Gina Ferrara, Poetry Buffet; Megan Burns, Tremb. Pill. Press)
 
 
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2:30-3:30pm (Apr. 9, Sat.)

 

Main Room:

Registration and Book Fair

 

Session A                                               (2:30-3:30pm, Apr. 9, Sat.)

1. Matthew Epperson (nf) (USF)

2. Amanda McCormick (p) (AR.& espresso ink)

3. Chris Tusa (p) (LSU) (chair)

 

Session B

1. Courtney Spencer (UNO) (p)
2. C. D. Mitchell (f) (M. Tenn. St. U.) (chair)

3. Lucar Musgrove (nf) (UNO)

 

 
Session C
 Panel 7. "Composing with Words, Composing with Sound: Music & Writing (co-chairs:  Jeff Newberry & Sandra Giles, ABAC; Jay Snodgrass, VSU.; Kristine Snodgrass, FAMU)
 
Session D:      
Panel 12. "The Poeticsof Process" (the mechanics and potential fruitfulness of "tensions" (academia, teaching, etc.) within the poetic process(chair, Kristen Kuczenski, U. of Alabama; Katy Gunn, U. of Alabama;  Laura Kochman, U. of Alabama)
 
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(Sat. Apr. 9) 3:30-4:30pm

 

Main Room:

Book Fair

 

Session A

Panel 11. "Heretical Heredity: How Poets Use and Abuse Family in Their Work" (chair, John Gery, UNO; Hannah Baker, Xavier U.; Michael Trammell, FSU; Amanda McCormick, Apalachee Review & espresso ink)

 

Session B

1. Erin Grauel (UNO) (nf)

2. Alan Shaw (USF) (p)

3. Melissa Carroll (USF) (p) (chair)

 

Session C  (Patti White & Kristen Kuczenski, ‘Bama) (co-chairs)

1. Mary Elizabeth Adams (p) (‘Bama)  

2. Patricia Cade (p) (‘Bama)

3. Stacy Oliver (p) (‘Bama)

4. Shea Stripling (p) (‘Bama)

 

Session D

  1. TBA
  2. TBA
  3. TBA
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**4:30pm-5:30pm in the Main Room: GCACWT Conference Committee Meeting**

 

 

 

Special thanks to:

Dr. Cindy Wilson (Associate Director of U.S.A. Baldwin County Campus), the University of South Alabama--Baldwin Campus, Mary Ann’s Catering, the American Legion Hall in Fairhope, Apalachee Press, The Florida Book Review, Florida State University, FSU’s Department of Management, Mary Jane Ryals (chief GCACWT committee member), Fredrick Barton, Lynne Barrett, Dominika Wrozynski, C.D. Mitchell, Amanda McCormick, Jeff Newberry, Lynne Knight, Jeanie Thompson, Joanna Leake, the entire staffs of Apalachee Review and Sweet: a literary confection . . . and, of course, Michael Trammell (GCACWT President)  and Jim Miller (GCACWT Vice-president)—the event’s chief organizers!

 

 

 

Please check back soon for more updates!
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