WAW SG SUMMER WORKSHOP: June 2022

Facilitators Diana Epelbaum and Judith Benchimol, Marymount Manhattan College, lead a discussion about “Writing Identity Blogs” & Equity in the WAW Classroom. The discussion will be based on the article, “Who’s Afraid of Facebook? A Survey of Students’ Online Writing Practices.”

Suggested reading: Gold, David, Jathan Day, and Adrienne E. Raw. “Who’s Afraid of Facebook? A Survey of Students’ Online Writing Practices.” CCC, Vol. 72, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 4-30

May 9 WORKSHOP WITH FACILITATOR Maria Assif

Our WAW 2022 Spring Workshop series via Zoom continues on Monday, May 9 at 7:00pm EST.

Please join us as facilitator Maria Assif, University of Toronto Scarborough, leads a discussion based on “English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass.” The link to the article is below, though readings are not prerequisites for attendance. Summaries of the article will be provided at the beginning of each session.

Suggested reading:* Leonard, Rebecca Lorimer, et al. “English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass.” Composition Studies, Vol. 48, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 103-114.
Link: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1269899.pdf

Zoom Link for the event: https://minotstateu.zoom.us/j/93864261535?pwd=RVpjV05GZlpENVpWYVBab0ErUytZUT09

About the series:

The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore WAW-focused literature in a synchronous group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in our teaching and to inform our own WAW projects. Graduate students and faculty within our WAW community select articles and discussion prompts to guide and engage us in conversations. These papers are a starting point to explore and examine one WAW area of scholarship and/or teaching pedagogy, and topics chosen will resonate across WAW experience levels and institutional contexts.

Each event will be facilitated by members of the WAW Standing Group Steering Committee. They will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 EST and can be accessed here:

We hope you consider joining our sessions; everyone is welcome, whether you are a long-time group member, just joined this year, or are simply WAW-curious. We’ll post more details here as the dates approach.

*The readings are not prerequisites for attendance. Summaries of the article will be provided at the beginning of each session.

April 25 workshop with facilitators Rebecca Babcock, Samuel Stinson, and John Whicker

Our WAW 2022 Spring Workshop series via Zoom begins on Monday, April 25 at 7:00pm EST (rescheduled from April 11).

We hope you will join facilitators Rebecca Babcock, Samuel Stinson, and John Whicker. Suggested reading (not required)*: Whicker, John H, and Samuel Stinson. “Axiology and Transfer in Writing about Writing: Does It Matter Which Way We WAW?” Composition Forum, Vol. 45, Fall 2020.
Link: http://compositionforum.com/issue/45/axiology.php

Zoom Link for the event: https://minotstateu.zoom.us/j/93864261535?pwd=RVpjV05GZlpENVpWYVBab0ErUytZUT09

About the series:

The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore WAW-focused literature in a synchronous group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in our teaching and to inform our own WAW projects. Graduate students and faculty within our WAW community select articles and discussion prompts to guide and engage us in conversations. These papers are a starting point to explore and examine one WAW area of scholarship and/or teaching pedagogy, and topics chosen will resonate across WAW experience levels and institutional contexts.

Each event will be facilitated by members of the WAW Standing Group Steering Committee. They will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 EST and can be accessed here:

We hope you consider joining our sessions; everyone is welcome, whether you are a long-time group member, just joined this year, or are simply WAW-curious. We’ll post more details here as the dates approach.

*The readings are not prerequisites for attendance. Summaries of the article will be provided at the beginning of each session.

April 11 Workshop rescheduled to April 25

Due to extenuating circumstances, our April 11 workshop with facilitators Rebecca Babcock, Samuel Stinson, and John Whicker has been rescheduled to April 25 at 7:00pm EST via Zoom.

Suggested reading:* Whicker, John H, and Samuel Stinson. “Axiology and Transfer in Writing about Writing: Does It Matter Which Way We WAW?” Composition Forum, Vol. 45, Fall 2020.
Link: http://compositionforum.com/issue/45/axiology.php

Zoom Link: https://minotstateu.zoom.us/j/93864261535?pwd=RVpjV05GZlpENVpWYVBab0ErUytZUT09

We hope you consider joining our session; everyone is welcome, whether you are a long-time group member, just joined this year, or are simply WAW-curious.

WAW 2022 Spring Workshop Series via Zoom

FIRST EVENT SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 11. DETAILS BELOW.

We are pleased to announce the WAW 2022 Spring Workshop series via Zoom. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore WAW-focused literature in a synchronous group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in our teaching and to inform our own WAW projects. Graduate students and faculty within our WAW community select articles and discussion prompts to guide and engage us in conversations. These papers are a starting point to explore and examine one WAW area of scholarship and/or teaching pedagogy, and topics chosen will resonate across WAW experience levels and institutional contexts.

Each event will be facilitated by members of the WAW Standing Group Steering Committee. They will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 EST and can be accessed here:

Zoom Link: https://minotstateu.zoom.us/j/93864261535?pwd=RVpjV05GZlpENVpWYVBab0ErUytZUT09

We hope you consider joining our session; everyone is welcome, whether you are a long-time group member, just joined this year, or are simply WAW-curious. We’ll post more details here as the dates approach.

April 11, 2022: Facilitators: Rebecca Babcock, Samuel Stinson, and John Whicker
Suggested reading:* Whicker, John H, and Samuel Stinson. “Axiology and Transfer in Writing about Writing: Does It Matter Which Way We WAW?” Composition Forum, Vol. 45, Fall 2020.
Link: http://compositionforum.com/issue/45/axiology.php

May 9, 2022: Facilitator: Maria Assif, University of Toronto Scarborough
Suggested reading:* Leonard, Rebecca Lorimer, et al. “English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass.” Composition Studies, Vol. 48, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 103-114.
Link: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1269899.pdf

June 13, 2022: Facilitator: Diana Epelbaum and Judith Benchimol, Marymount Manhattan College
Title: “Writing Identity Blogs” & Equity in the WAW Classroom
Suggested reading:*Gold, David, Jathan Day, and Adrienne E. Raw. “Who’s Afraid of Facebook? A Survey of Students’ Online Writing Practices.” CCC, Vol. 72, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 4-30.

*The readings are not prerequisites for attendance. Summaries of the article will be provided at the beginning of each session.

WAW SIG General Membership Meeting: 2022

Joyce Kinkead was our focused speaker and discussed her new book, A Writing Studies Primer. She has provided the following links for us.

A link to the book’s website with a downloadable chapter: https://broadviewpress.com/product/a-writing-studies-primer/#tab-description

A blog entry with hands-on activities for students:

https://broadviewpress.com/cuneiform-to-cattle-scapula-a-hands-on-approach-to-writing-studies/

Presentation link: https://usu-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/a00017574_aggies_usu_edu/EXZFmBR8apxMtrj8J6stVdIBnMd8dcpQmNu25gdSUZeOKQ

Congratulations

Congratulations to our new officers–Maria Assif who will be taking on the role of co-coordinator, and Diana Epelbaum who will be workshop proposer and conference organizer. Also, we welcome Joseph Robertshaw and Kathy Rose as new at-large members of the WAW SIG.

Special thanks go to John Whicker, who now assumes the post of immediate past co-coordinator, and our at-large member who has completed their third year of service: Melissa Huffman.