Department of English

Fall 2018

Writing about Ecology and Place Conference

Director: Dr. Danielle Dubrasky
Co-Directors: Dr. John Meisner, Dr. Kelly Goonan
Visiting Writers: Lee Ann Roripaugh and Nicole Walker
Education Specialist: Dr. Steven Camicia, Utah State University
Guest Journals: Saltfront, Sugar House Review, Pilgrimage
Editors: Michael McLane, Nano Taggart, Natalie Young, Juan Morales

In partnership with the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival and Art of Literature

Thursday, September 13

Creative Writing Workshops

Starlight Room, Student Center

  • 9:00-10:00    Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:15  Poetry Writing Workshop - Lee Ann Roripaugh
  • 1:00-2:15      Panel led by Editor-in-Residence Simmons Buntin
    “Writing and Publishing in a World of Rapid Ecological Change”
    Guest editors of Saltfront, Sugar House Review, Pilgrimage
  • 2:30-3:45     Creative Nonfiction Workshop - Nicole Walker

SUU Alumni House

  • 5:00 Reception
  • 5:30-6:30 Keynote Readings: Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry
    Nicole Walker and Lee Ann Roripaugh

Friday, September 14

Education/Creative Writing Workshops

(Open to High School Teachers and SUU Education Students only)

Southern Utah Museum of Art

  • 8:00-8:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 Welcome Readings: Lee Ann Roripaugh/Nicole Walker
  • 9:00-12:00 Education/Creative Writing Workshop with Dr. Steven Camicia,
    Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Nicole Walker

SUU Alumni House

  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch and Book Table
  • 1:15 Orientation of the play Othello
  • 2:00-5:00 Utah Shakespeare Festival Production: Othello

Questions? Contact Dr. Danielle Dubrasky at

Co-sponsors include the Office of the President, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the English Department, and the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values.

Student Registration