Summer Reading: June 2014 Newsletter

The seventh Inkshed newsletter is now available, with lots for thinking and responding.

Don’t miss Doug Brent’s piece about learning from librarians, or the tastes and reminders of the stimulating Inkshed 30 conference in Waterloo: a WordCloud showing responses to the plenary talk, an amusing report by WLU participants on experiments with technology in their writing centre, and U of T and Windsor advice and questions about teaching writing in other people’s classrooms.

Theresa Hyland also shares her answer to a sensible question: why are there so many writing-studies conferences each spring? If you have a different answer, or a different take on that fact, please say so by using the response box that follows the article.

The capstone is the minutes of the 2014 AGM, which reveal among other tidbits the location of next year’s conference(s).

All of these pieces invite further thoughts. Please share yours by using the response boxes on the site or by writing your own article for the next newsletter.

Inkshed 30: ONE-DAY program and registration details

Last but not least in the sequence of spring writing conferences, Inkshed 30 will take place at the University of Waterloo on May 28, with a social event the evening of May 27 to welcome you. By popular request, this is now a ONE-DAY program. Links to the program, accommodation, and online registration procedure are available from the Conferences page of this site.