Storrs CampusNorth Reading Room, Wilbur Cross Building
The Connecticut Writing Project invites you to attend a day of workshops with Harvardâs Doris Sommer, author of The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public HumanitiesÂ (Duke UP 2014) and creator of Pre-Texts, âa fun and flexible teacher training program that develops high order literacy and citizenship by using complex texts as prompts for making art.â Professor Sommer will run two workshops on Friday, September 30, this first from 10 to 12 and the second from 1 to 3, in the North Reading Room of the Wilbur Cross Building. The morning workshop will be for participation, and the afternoon for training in facilitation. Participants will attend both workshops, and lunch will be provided by Lizzie Searing of Taking Care of Tummies.
Our conference is designed for middle and high school teachers and students who are interested in starting or maintaining peer-based writing centers in their schools. We will feature presentations by schools that have successfully developed peer writing centers and interactive workshops for students and teachers. We encourage participation at all stages of the writing center process, from newly interested to veteran schools. Go to: http://writingcenter.uconn.edu/high-school-outreach/ for more information.
Storrs CampusStorrs Center UConn Bookstore, Storrs Center
This event celebrates the academic and creative writing UConn undergraduates and graduate students, as well as teacher-fellows in the Connecticut Writing Project. All are welcome. Winners will read brief excerpts from their work and Professor Brenda Brueggemann, Aetna Chair of Writing, will deliver the keynote address.