We welcome you to this celebration of the
students' work and voices as we promote a culture of writing on
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Institute for Writing Studies
St. Augustine Hall (Library) Room 150
“Writing for Social Justice”
Moderated by Sean Murray
Students will read from a variety of genres (manifestos, movie
reviews, research papers, letters to political representatives) on
an array of pressing social issues that touch their lives.
“Twitter in the Writing Classroom”
Moderated by Bill Torgerson
Student’s in Prof. Torg’s class were asked to create Twitter
accounts so that they could look for conversations relevant to
their lives. This session will be recorded and published to
YouTube and as a podcast on iTunes. If you come for a visit,
you just might find that there’s a lot more to this social media
platform than you realized.
“Relationship Between Personal/Public Writing”
Moderated by Sophie Bell and Amanda Moulder
Students from Sophie Bell’s and Amanda Moulder’s Eng 1000C
classes will read aloud from pieces of their writing that focus on
the intersection between their personal experiences and public
commitments. Readings will be followed by a discussion of how
students generated their writing topics, how they researched their
own experiences, and how they connected their individual
experiences to a larger public context.
“Passports, please...Reclaiming Identity in First Year
Moderated by David Farley
This panel will consist of students presenting their Creative
Passport projects and discussing their writing experiences in
“Making the Familiar Strange and the Strange Familiar”
Moderated by Sharon Marshall
Students from Sharon Marshall’s classes will share writing and
research presentations composed in light of this theme.
“Race, Gender, Identity & Writing”
Moderated by Sophie Bell
Former Eng 1000C students meet to read, write about, and discuss
current articles on these topics.