Kathryn Kysar

Kathryn's AWP 2015 Schedule

Here's my events, signings, readings, and appearances at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Minneapolis April 9-11.

Thursday, April 9 9:00-10:45 a.m. Room M100, Mezzanine Level How to Write a Book While Teaching Five Classes Panel 120. A More Deliberate (and Desperate) Life: How to Write and Publish a Book While Teaching Five Classes. (Ryan Stone,  Katheryn Kysar,  Kris Bigalk,  Thomas Montgomery Fate,  John Reimringer) A likely teaching job for a newly-minted MFA is at a community college. But how does one teach five classes per term (more if an adjunct), serve on committees, engage in scholarship, and find time to write and publish a book of poems, a novel, or a memoir? This panel of Midwestern community college faculty will discuss how they negotiate a life of writing while adhering to academic 
responsibilities and reflect on how they were able to write and publish their recent books amid the chaos.

Saturday, April 11 3:00-4: 15 Room H and I level two S241. Byte by Byte: Teaching Creative Writing Online. (Cass Dalglish,  Wendy Call,   Athena Kildegaard,  Kate Kysar,  LouAnn Muhm) Five writers—who teach online in a public university, a community college AFA, an arts nonprofit, and in private BFA and MFA low-residency programs—offer a candid and guided tour of the online creative writing classroom. Stops on the circuit: cleaning out the correspondence course feel; using technology for web-based fine arts studios and readers’ salons; maintaining trust, establishing community, setting boundaries; and nourishing creativity and improvisation. Ample audience engagement.

Book Signing: Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Signing Pretend the World books and CDs at Holy Cow! Press table 1625

Art Opening: Thursday 4:00-5:30 p.m. Unforeseen Art Opening, Gallery One TractorWorks, 800 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

Booth: Saturday 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00 Twin Cities Two Year Colleges AFA Booth

Reading:  Saturday 4:00-7:00 Write On, Door County Cocktails (reading 5:30-6:00) Engine Room/Devil’s Advocate on the corner of 10th and Marquette (across from the Hilton, the main conference hotel).

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