This is a rich and varied newsletter, just what you need for summer reading. It starts with an important and useful piece where Doug Brent reviews what writing studies can learn from librarians about teaching information literacy. Then it glitters with reflections of the dynamic Inkshed 30 conference, with pieces that display responses to the plenary talk, report amusingly on experiments with technology in a writing centre, and address problems with teaching writing in other people’s classrooms. It wouldn’t be Inkshed without some self-questioning too: do we really need so many writing-studies conferences each spring? The capstone is the minutes of the 2014 AGM, which reveal among other tidbits the location of next year’s conference(s).
- Doug Brent, Learning from Librarians: What Writing Studies Can Learn from Literature on Information Literacy
- Kim Garwood, What Inkshed 30 Talked About
- Jordana Garbati, Haydn Lawrence, and Boba Samuels, Technology Coming Through the WLU Writing Centre
- Nancy Johnston, Sarah King, and Allyson Skene, Bespoke Writing Instruction: Tailoring Student Workshops to Fit
- Theresa Hyland, An Open Letter: Why There are Three Conferences
- Minutes of CASLL AGM, 29 May 2014