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NEH Seminar

Colleagues,

Below is information about an NEH seminar, Masters of Prose (Johnson, Lincoln, Churchill), that I will be directing this summer on the Boston University campus. Please feel free to circulate it to those you think might be interested in applying. Information about the design and goals of the seminar, as well as directions for applying, will be sent to those who e-mail me with their request.

Thanks for your help.

John Briggs
Professor of English
Director, Entry-Level Writing Program
Department of English
UC Riverside

Masters of English Prose:
Samuel Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill

30th Anniversary of WPA at MLA

Dear WPA Members and Friends:

If you're going to MLA in Philadelphia this December, please join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

WPA is sponsoring two convention sessions and a reception:

Panel: “Moving toward Inclusion: Thirty Years of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,” Friday, December 29th, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Room 307 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

Panel: “Challenges of the Future: Foregrounding Diversity in the WPA Palette” Saturday, December 30th, noon to 1:15, Room 302 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

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December 2006: 30th Anniversary of WPA at MLA

Dear WPA Members and Friends:

If you're going to MLA in Philadelphia this year, please note these WPA events on your convention schedules:
(more details available at http://wpacouncil.org/node/532)

Panel: “Moving toward Inclusion: Thirty Years of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,” Friday, December 29th, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Room 307 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

CFP: China Literacy Conference - Beijing, summer 2007

WPA announces its co-sponsorship of 'Literacies of Hope: Making Meaning across Boundaries' to be held in Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007.

The conference, co-hosted by Beijing Normal University and Global Interactions, Inc., will inquire into the many forms of literacy that are vital to an increasingly globalized world, where partnership is essential. Proposals for presentations are invited for five strands:

Print Literacy / Media Literacy / Oral Literacy
Technology & Literacy
Creative & Critical Thinking
Social & Cultural Literacy
TESOL / ELL

For detailed information about the conference and to download forms for submitting proposals go to http://www.globalinteractions.org and select "2007 China - U.S. Conference on Literacy." Submission deadline is December 12, 2006. Invitations to present will be emailed by December 20.

Keywords: 

Narrative study seeking graduate students from working-class background

A new study is looking for unique/personal written narratives of working-class students who are currently enrolled in graduate course work (either at the MA/ Ph.D. level) in English composition studies.

Requirements for participation are: the participant must be actively pursuing an MA/ Ph.D. degree in English composition studies in the United States of America; the participant must be engaged in course work and not in the writing stages of the MA/Doctoral thesis; the participant must be from a self proclaimed working-class background; must be over the age of eighteen.

The narratives will address such themes as follows: graduate student enculturation in relation to reading, writing, and dialogue; educational background of both the student and his/her immediate family; family life while growing up; the various ways with which the participant identifies as being a member from the working-class.

2007 WPA Research Grants (call)

CALL FOR 2007 RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS

The Research Grants Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators invites proposals for research projects that investigate issues and practices in writing program administration. Maximum awards of $2000 may be given; average awards are $1000. Applicants must be current WPA members; all current WPA members are eligible to apply.

Please organize your proposal as follows:

1. A cover page that gives the names of all investigators (please don’t identify yourself or your institution in the rest of the proposal), mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.

Call For Executive Board Nominations

Call for Nominations for WPA Executive Board Members

WPA will hold elections for three Executive Board members this fall. We will be saying thank you and goodbye to Executive Board members Rebecca Moore Howard, Martha Patton, and Susan Miller-Cochran, whose terms end in June 2007, and invite nominations for three Executive Board members
to replace those rotating off. The Executive Board oversees the WPA, its events, and its activities, creates policies and procedures for its
management, and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new Board members will serve for three years, with terms beginning in July

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