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AWP hosts Levis Keltner, Su Hwang, Gala Mukomolova, and Sun Yung Shin for Don’t Call It a Call Out: Literary Citizenship in the Digital Age. This panel explores social media as a political space critical to writers today. Panelists will discuss digital citizenship; the fight for inclusivity, vulnerability, accountability, allyship, discourse, and understanding in writing and publishing; and the effects of that fight on personal and professional lives. The panel affirms the transformative nature of social media within the literary community.
Levis Keltner is the author of the novel Into That Good Night. He has an MFA in creative writing and teaches writing at Texas State University. He is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of Newfound.
Su Hwang is the recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature and is the author of the poetry collection Bodega. She teaches creative writing with the MN Prison Writing Workshop and is the cofounder of Poetry Asylum with poet Sun Yung Shin.
Gala Mukomolova is a poet and essayist. She received an MFA from University of Michigan and is the author of Without Protection and One Above One Below. In 2016, Mukomolova received the 92nd Street Y Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. She is an astrology writer.
Sun Yung Shin is the author of Unbearable Splendor; Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black. She co-directs Poetry Asylum in Minneapolis. The editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota and Outsiders Within, and author of Cooper's Lesson, she is widely published in multiple genres.