RELOCATED TO SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY AVENUE CAMPUS: Tales of conflict and change from a university Writing Centre, with Joe Franklin

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RELOCATED TO SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY AVENUE CAMPUS: Tales of conflict and change from a university Writing Centre, with Joe Franklin

Time: June 23, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: University Writing Centre
Street: Highfield Road
City/Town: Southampton SO17 1BF
Website or Map: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/…
Phone: 023 8059 2202
Event Type: awg, writing, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2017

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Your invitation

Please join us for another engaging, exploratory and informal AMED Writers’ Group workshop. More optional conversations in a coffee shop or pub afterwards.

Context

The ethos of the Southampton Writing Centre is informed by Composition studies in the United States, which views writing through a different lens than it is often seen in the University’s eyes. This Writing Centre is an agent of change. Negotiating a role at the University has afforded numerous lessons that will inform this interactive talk/writing workshop. This session is an opportunity to hear the story of our project, but also to reflect on what it means to teach (and learn about) writing, what it means to be a ‘good writer’, and how to argue for change (or how not to). By writing our way into learning about change, we can hopefully dig into the larger implications of writing practice that deal with individual focus, collaboration, and ‘good writing’.

About Joe Franklin

Joe has been developing and leading a new Writing Centre at the University of Southampton since December 2015. Before that, he did an MA in Composition and Rhetoric at Miami University (in Ohio) with a thesis on multilingual writers and the impact of culture on discourse. He also worked on a State Department institute on Democracy and Civic Engagement with scholars from North Africa and the Middle East. Before that he taught English in South Korea and Brasil, worked as a backcountry/climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, and played in a number of bands on guitar and drums.

To contact Joe, please reach out on jfranklin.soton@gmail.com.

Cost: No charge on this occasion

Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to spread the word.

RSVP: If you can, please reply by 22 June (earlier if possible).    Best wishes. Bob.  E: bob@amed.org.uk

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