WPA 2001 Conference
Composition Studies in the 21st Century Rereading the Past--Rewriting the Future
October 5-7, 2001
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Sponsored by The Council of Writing Program Administrators
Invited speakers include
Lynn Z. Bloom
The Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) will sponsor a landmark highly interactive conference, "Composition Studies in the 21st Century: Rereading the Past-Rewriting the Future," October 5-7th, 2001. Conference directors are Lynn Bloom, Don Daiker, and Ed White.
In addition to the invited speakers, and to commemorate WPA's 25th anniversary, there will be forums with past and present WPA presidents and journal editors.
Each three-hour session, focused on a question central to our discipline, will consist of two thirty-minute talks by invited speakers followed by an hour of small-group table discussion and then a concluding hour of group reports and large-group discussion.
Registrants are invited to volunteer as session moderators or discussion leaders. We expect to list discussion leaders in the program, which should help many secure institutional funding to participate in the conference.
The conference fee is $195, which includes many meals and a copy of the book of conference essays and responses, edited by conference co-directors Lynn Z. Bloom, Don Daiker, and Edward M. White, to be published by Southern Illinois University Press.
Registration is limited to the first 350 registrants, and we expect the conference will fill, as did the previous conference. Brochures describing the conference were mailed to all WPA members in early October 2000. A second mailing is forthcoming.
You may register by making checks payable to "Composition Studies in the 21st Century " and mail payment to
Composition Studies in the 21st Century
Department of English
Oxford, OH 45056
Further information on
- Setting and Transportation
- Social Activities
- Conference Program, Schedule and Participatory Structure
- Conference Overview (opening page)
For any further questions about local arrangements, call (513) 529-1901 or email Don Daiker at firstname.lastname@example.org.