Peck Research on Writing Symposium

Held each spring (and generously funded by the Virginia Peck Committee), the Peck Research on Writing Symposium is a one-day mini conference where an invited composition scholar provides a keynote lecture about their research and facilitates a workshop on its pedagogical applications.   

The Peck Research on Writing Symposium has two purposes:

  • to engage writing faculty from area universities and secondary schools in considering timely issues in the research and teaching of writing, and
  • to bring together members of the WPA Midsouth affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators for our annual meeting.

Past speakers for the Peck Research on Writing Symposium include Paul Kai Matsuda, Andrea Lunsford, Cheryl Ball, Elizabeth Wardle, Derek Mueller, and Christine Tardy. 

2018 Peck Research on Writing Symposium

Please consider joining us on Friday, April 13 for the 2018 Peck Research on Writing Symposium, sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of English. This event has two purposes: 1) to engage writing faculty from area universities and secondary schools in considering timely issues in the research and teaching of writing, and 2) to bring together members of the WPA Midsouth affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators for our annual meeting. This entire event is free, but space is limited, so each individual attendee must reserve a spot in our Google form.

 We are pleased to announce that this year’s invited speaker is Dr. Christine Tulley, Director of the Masters in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Findlay and author of the forthcoming How Writing Faculty Write.

 The Symposium will be held at the Miller Education Center (parking is ample and passes are not required). Thanks to the generosity of W.W. Norton and Bedford/St. Martin’s, light breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees. We do, however, respectfully request that only those certain to attend reply so that we will have an accurate headcount.

 

Tentative Schedule:

8:30-10:00 WPA Midsouth Executive Board Meeting
9:15-10:00 Complimentary breakfast and book fair
10:00-11:00 Dr. Christine Tulley Keynote Address
11:00-12:30 Dr. Christine Tulley Interactive Workshop
12:30-1:45 Complimentary Lunch
1:45-3:00 WPA Midsouth affiliate meeting; Dr. Tony Baker Interactive Workshop
Complimentary reception after

 *Those not interested in attending the WPA affiliate meeting are welcome to stay and continue the day’s conversations with other participants or are free to depart after lunch.

 We encourage you to forward this message to colleagues who might be interested in these topics. Please register by Monday, March 12.

 

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Contact Information

General Education English Co-Directors:
Dr. Julie Myatt 
Dr. Kate Pantelides

Peck Hall 324
(615) 898-2597

LDEnglish@mtsu.edu