If you are attending AWP in Seattle this year, please consider joining us on Thursday, February 27 at 9:00 am to 10:15 am in Room 613/614 of the Washington State Convention Center, for our panel on how critical theory can potentially benefit our creative writing practice. The panelists include Jaclyn Watterson, Joe Mayers, Jessica Alexander, Richard Hermes, and myself.
Critical theory is considered by most writers to be at best an unnecessary and at worst harmful element in their creative work. This panel of writers explores the ways in which an understanding of theory may help inform us of the motives behind our own work, why we write, and even enrich our experience of creating that work. Writers may be wary of theory because of the various schools and the need to feel like you have to belong to one of them, but, in a sense, we belong to all of them.
For more information on the conference, please visit Association of Writers & Writing Programs