Emily Pohl-Weary

Emily Pohl-Weary

Emily Pohl-Weary is an assistant professor in UBC’s Creative Writing Program. Her books include Ghost Sick: A Poetry of Witness, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl (young adult), Strange Times at Western High (middle grade), Girls Who Bite Back (anthology), and Hugo Award-winning Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril (biography). For her Ph.D. at OISE, she researched community writing groups.

What Can Creative Writing Instructors Learn from Community Writing Group Facilitators?

Market Tent C

Community-based creative writing groups create safer spaces for people who are under-represented in the English literary canon to craft and share their stories, poems, and other genres of writing. What can creative writing instructors learn from long-time community writing group facilitators? In today’s increasingly divided society, can our writing pedagogies be informed by the inclusive, […]

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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Can it be Taught? Teaching Creative Writing in the Large Lecture Hall

Miss Lou's Room, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Core to creative writing pedagogy world-wide is the small workshop (25 seats or less), which consist of a collaborative peer assessment process in which submitted student creative work forms the curriculum of the course. In this provocative session, these panelists challenge the traditional workshop model by discussing how they each have designed and taught large […]

Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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Revision or Re-envision? Rewriting Pedagogy

Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

This diverse panel explores techniques to help writers rethink revision, and to help instructors teach students to revise. We’ll focus on genre specific strategies for fiction, poetry, and young adult, as well as core principles of revision that can be applied to any genre. From refining one’s work based on workshop feedback to designing exercises […]

Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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