Byrne presents at AWP
Mairéad Byrne (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) participated in the annual Associated Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, held this year in Seattle and attended by more than 13,000 readers and writers, with over 700 publishers at the bookfair. AWP is the largest literary conference in North America.
Mairéad presented a paper as a member of the panel, “Rigor Mortis or Rigor Vitalis? Signs of Life in the Creative Writing Classroom.” Faculty members from California College of the Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design also presented papers.
Mairéad also participated in this year’s AWP caucus of writers teaching at art and design schools, of which she is a founder member. The caucus has met at the AWP each year since 2009 to discuss pedagogy, programming, administration, and best practices particular to writing classes and programs at art and design schools.