wp home > general info > blast 2009-02-20The Weekly Blast: February 20, 2009
EXERCISE OF THE WEEK:
Katey Roden tells us that whenever she finds herself writing questions like “What does this sentence mean?” or “Can you be more clear” on her students’ drafts, she knows it’s time for her students to do “The Frankenstein Draft.” To see this monster of an activity click here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNE BELLO:
Anne Bello has been named to Bedford/St. Martin's national TA
Advisory Board for 2009, one of only 10 TAs selected from graduate
programs across the United States. Bedford/St. Martin's is the
leading commercial publisher of composition textbooks in the
country. The TA Advisory Board provides the company with input about
contemporary teaching challenges, current research in the field, and
new products of interest to writing teachers. This is a great honor
both for Anne and for our graduate and writing program.
CELEBRATION OF WRITING: -- MAY 13, 2009
“Writing the Future Now” the fourth annual Writing Program’s Celebration of Writing will be held on May 13, 2009 from 11:30-3:00pm in Goodell. The keynote speaker will be Claudia Ricci, journalist, novelist and Huntington Post bloggist. The Celebration will include readings and displays from the Experimental Writing Workshop series, College Writing, Basic Writing, and Junior-Year Writing. The writers selected for the Student Anthology will honored as well as the announcement for the Best Text Contest winners. If you would like your class to participate in the festival please contact Peggy Woods.
DIVERSITY ON TAP!
All TO’s Welcome!
Every Thursday at 7:30
Thursday, February 26, Diversity on Tap will meet at
The Moan and Dove in Amherst
Join members of the Diversity Committee to discuss issues related to writing and the classroom every Thursday evening! Bring questions, concerns, and classroom situations and enjoy a lively discussion!
LESLIE BRADSHAW’S OFFICE HOURS, BART 303C:
Tues. 1:00 - 4:00, Wed. 12:00 – 3:00, Thurs. 10:00 – 1:00