Student Publishers

Looking at ongoing experiments with the Practices in Literary Publishing course as well as the Creative Writing Workshop (a.k.a Ethershop), this presentation will examine the emerging reality that our students at UMW are increasingly becoming publishers read widely on the open web.  And the fact raises some interesting questions about how we think through the implications of student publishing for teaching and learning more generally.

The Bullet Fires Online: The Story Behind the Story

How the Bullet, the University of Mary Washington student newspaper, transformed from a barely noticed Web site to one that quickly generated over 19,000 visits and more than 10,000 new visitors in the spring semester alone. We’ll look at the transition—complete with snafus— and discuss how student publications are gaining a voice in the future shape of professional online media.