Chapman’s graduate writing programs, faculty showcased at AWP conference


Tabula Poetica visiting writer Karen An-hwei Lee, left, and alumna Erica Hayes, helped staff Chapman’s information table at AWP conference.

A contingent of faculty, alumni and students from Chapman University’s graduate programs in creative writing and English, had a robust presence at the recent
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Annual Conference in Chicago, where they participated in panels, talks and readings and staffed a busy information table.

Professors Martin Nakell, Tom Zoellner, Anna Leahy, Leatherby Libraries research librarian and writer Doug Dechow, graduate student Tiffany Monroe and author Richard Bausch, who will formally join the faculty in fall, all helped staff the Chapman University information table during the conference. Several
Tabula Poetica guest authors
, including Karen An-hwei Lee, pictured above, also participated at the book fair table.

Professors Leahy and Zoellner presented a panel titled “Fallout & Facts: Creative Nonfiction in the Nuclear Age.” Monroe was a member of the panel “MFA Students Speak Up,” and Dechow presented “Purloining the Letter,” a talk about using missives in fiction. In addition, Professor Nakell did readings in Chicago and was interviewed by Loyola University’s radio station.

To learn more about Chapman’s graduate writing programs, visit the Wilkinson college graduate program

Dawn Bonker

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