John Vigna

John Vigna

John Vigna is the author of Bull Head, selected by Quill & Quire as an editor’s pick of the year and finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His work has appeared in Cabin Fever: The Best New Canadian Nonfiction, Grain, Event, and other publications. He teaches fiction as an instructor in the Creative Writing program at UBC.

Space, Object, Digital: an Assignment Swap

Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

A roundtable for creative writing instructors who do “alternative” writing projects, such as videopoems, audio installation, Instagram stories, Twitter essays/fictions, concrete poetry, Twine stories, or using websites such as significantobjects.com, learningtoloveyoumore.com, and on. All participants are invited to swap assignment descriptions, to enable colleagues to use or adapt these approaches/forms in their own teaching. All […]

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 […]

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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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