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The Janus-Faced Habit: The Art of Teaching and the Teaching of Art, a symposium in honor of Nicholas Delbanco

Taking as its title a quote from Distinguished University Professor Nicholas Delbanco, this one day conference will focus on both the past and future of creative writing pedagogy, and in particular the role of Michigan's highly ranked MFA program in shaping the discipline nationally.
2:00-3:15 p.m.
What We Know: Considering creative writing's recent history as a discipline, the lessons of distinguished writer-teachers, and the challenges of integrating creative and pedagogical practice
with Margaret Lazarus Dean, Miles Harvey, and Jesmyn Ward, moderated by Donovan Hohn
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Write the Future: Addressing innovative new strategies pointing the way toward the evolution of the discipline
with Valerie Laken, William Lychack, and Porter Shreve, moderated by Jeremiah Chamberlin
5:00-5:30 p.m.
Reception & booksignings, Rackham Assembly Hall
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Charles Baxter & Nicholas Delbanco In Conversation
This event is sponsored by the Zell Visiting Writers Series, the Department of English Language & Literature, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Rackham Graduate College, the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts, and the Institute for the Humanities.
Start Time: 12/4/2014  2:00 PM
Location: Rackham Amphitheatre
Contact: mslevad@umich.edu
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