PNWCA Conference: Let's Talk About Talk, April 27-28th, 2007

At the heart of writing center work is talk: writers and readers sit side-by-side to discuss ideas, experiences, assignments, writing, classes, education itself…. In fact, our intention to have one-on-one conversations with writers is what makes us unique in our academic settings. As conference keynote speaker Muriel Harris points
out in “Talking in the Middle,” student writers have a lot to gain from the kinds of interactions we offer in the writing center. The conversations we have there can facilitate thinking and encourage trust and openness in writing: through conversation, writers and readers can ask questions and explore ideas freely. Ultimately, Harris writes, “Sitting with a student for a half hour or an hour, a tutor is able to work primarily with the writer as a person.” At this year’s
PNWCA conference, we will reexamine talk as we use it in the writing center.
Muriel Harris: Keynote Speaker, Muriel (Mickey) Harris.Muriel Harris: Keynote Speaker, Muriel (Mickey) Harris.
The conference is being held at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, April 27th - 28th, 2007.

You may download a conference brochure via the attachment link below.

A draft of the conference program is now available for download

For more information, contact Sherri Winans.

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