Wednesday, January 30, 2008

writing conference at Howard

Send in a paper and mark your calendar for an interesting conference scheduled for this spring in DC, the Writing and Legal Writing Teachers, Instructors, and Professors of Color and/or Progressive Orientation Conference (which assigns itself the acronym WLWTIPCPOC). To be held at Howard University on May 17-18, 2008, the conference is geared to a diverse and large cross-section of the teaching academy, “any person who has an interest in and concern for teaching writing at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood to graduate and professional programs.  The conference is particularly designed to bring together writing teachers of color, writing teachers who are progressively oriented, and writing teachers who teach a significant number of students of color.”

The conference theme is “From Grammar School to Graduate and Law School: Building to Bridge the Achievement Gap.” Organizers invite proposals for presentations on the following topics:

                   Teaching writing to students of color

                   Writing and social change and engineering

                   Building coalitions among faculty: grammar to graduate/professional schools

                   Literacy in immigrant communities

                   Literacy in urban communities

If you are interesting in presenting a paper on one of these topics, or if you would like to propose a panel topic, present a work in progress, comment on a work in progress, contact Professor e. christi cunningham. The deadline is March 1, 2008.


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