There is perhaps no more subjective discipline than the study of Art. So when a teacher takes on a mentorship role with a massively talented student, things can get interesting. This panel connects former students and mentors spanning the 25 year history of the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO. Teachers like Frederick Barton and John Gery have had the pleasure of watching their students, Joseph Boyden and Jericho Brown, respectively, rise to meteoric literary success. Joanna Leake has seen former student Barb Johnson not only publish to wide acclaim, but also become a fellow faculty member in the program she helped to begin. Professor Randy Bates is now applauding from the sidelines as recent graduate Coleen Muir begins to publish and teach on her own. Join these eight wonderful writers as they discuss the ups and downs of the mentor/student process and how it continues to inform their own writing and teaching lives.
FRI 3/24 4:00 PM
Hotel Monteleone Cabildo Room