"Building Cultures of Writing for Tomorrow" March 29-30, 2013
Friday Evening Speaker
Kelly Kinney, Binghamton
"Back to the Future: How a Nascent Program Built a Culture of Writing--and Won the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence"
Saturday Luncheon Speaker
Richard Miller, Rutgers
Author of As if Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (1998) and Writing at the End of the World (2005).
As the University at Buffalo develops its new Center for Excellence in Writing, we turn our attention to the community of writers here, across New York, and around the globe, and we wonder how to strengthen writing in the disciplines, provide opportunities for faculty to write together, develop graduate writing tutors, and use the web to network our resources. In committing to communities and cultures of writing, we consider the future of universities and writing centers, the nature of a community amid global Englishes, in international education, and across new technologies, all of which may join or divide us. We invite you to join us in this discussion and welcome proposals that consider a range of approaches to the topic at hand, including
*Tutoring and teaching
*Writing program administration
*Writing and technology
*Writing in the Disciplines
Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome.
Please send 250-word abstracts for twenty minute papers or 500-word
abstracts for 80 minute sessions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due February 1, 2013.
Visit www.writing.buffalo.edu/sunycow for more conference information.
Support provided by UB's CAS, Humanities Institute, Center for Excellence in Writing, and Bedford/StMartins.