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A literary response to COVID-19 from University of Guelph MFA creative-writing students

University of Guelph professor and author Kyo Maclear had another assignment planned for her creative-writing MFA students before COVID-19 became a global pandemic.

In the introduction to “tbd: A Mixed-Mode Response to COVID-19,” a collection of online hybrid creative works by her class, Maclear writes, “Teachers frequently have plans and these plans frequently go awry. Events intervene and suddenly we find ourselves empty-handed, left to question the validity of our usual ideas and assignments.”

Nine students contributed to the booklet, available here in PDF format.

Maclear writes, “At a time when so much feels ungraspable, we are hoping this assembly of stories and congregation of words provides company in our isolation.”


March 23rd, 2020

3:46 pm