Past Events

2024

  • Genie Giaimo writing retreat (10:10) and talk (4:00), Friday, January 19, 2024. More details here.

2023

  • International Student “Cultural Connections” Donut Walking Tour of Downtown Boston, Saturday, 12/2/23, 12:00-2:00. Free for interested students.
  • WR 111/WR 112 Writing Center Welcome Reception, Tuesday, 9/19/22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Open to all WR 111 or WR 112 students and instructors: please join the Writing Center Director, Writing Center consultants (tutors), and other students in the Writing Center for food and informal conversation. Interested in getting feedback from a writing tutor? No idea what the writing tutors do? Either way, all are welcome!
  • Asao Inoue workshop (11:00), talk (1:30), and reception (3:00), Friday, August 25, 2023. More details here.
  • International Student “Cultural Connections” Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Saturday, 4/1/23, approximately 9:30-2:30. Free for interested students.
  • “Writing As Self-Care,” Thursday, 3/30/23, 5:00-7:00, 100 Bay State Road, 3rd floor in the Writers’ Studio. Co-sponsored by the CAS Writing Center & the Center for Gender, Sexuality, & Activism. Join us for some low-key writing and art activities designed to encourage self-care at a stressful time in the semester. Writing prompts and art supplies will be provided, and food will be served. Open to all students!
  • “Advocating for Yourself in Writing,” Wednesday, 3/29/23 at 4:00. Open to all students, co-sponsored by the Newbury Center. More information and sign-up link here.
  • “Finding Hidden Statements” workshop with Writing Center Coordinator Jacob Burg and CAS Writing Center consultants, Monday, 3/27/23 5:00-5:45, 100 Bay State Road, 3rd floor in the Writers’ Studio. This workshop will help WR 15x students find moments in their writing that require expansion, clarification, and/or additional evidence. By focusing on actual readers’ pre-existing knowledge and expectations, students will be able to uncover the “hidden statements” – those moments when they’re saying more than they realize – throughout their writing, particularly in their thesis statements. In doing so, they will be able to extend their arguments, strengthen their reasoning, and sharpen their understanding of their audience(s).
  • Pamela Flash, “Writing Enriched Curricula: Faculty-Driven and Discipline-Relevant Approaches to Writing Instruction,” Wednesday, 3/22/23, 3:00-4:30. 100 Bay State Road, 5th floor. Reception to follow.
  • “Putting Grammar Back In: Linguistically-Responsive Writing Instruction,” Tuesday, 1/31/23, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and “Making Feedback More Transparent: Reframing Peer, Instructor, and Tutor Feedback,” Tuesday, 2/14/23, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Two Zoom workshops focusing on inclusive pedagogy particularly for first-gen students, in collaboration with the Newbury Center.
  • Languaging Myths and Realities: Doing Linguistically Responsive Instruction in College Composition Classrooms,” Wednesday, 1/25/23. Qianqian Zhang-Wu (Northeastern University): 2:00-3:00 p.m., interactive workshop, and 3:30-5:00 p.m. guest speaker at the Writing Program’s All-Faculty Meeting

2022

  • “Belonging in Chinatown, and Beyond: Community and Identity in Action,” Monday 11/14/22 at 7:00 on Zoom. Open to all, hosted by WR 111 students in celebration of BU’s 11th Annual Global Education Week. More information and Zoom registration available here.
  • “Advocating for Yourself in Writing,” Wednesday 11/2/22 at 4:00. Open to all students, co-sponsored by the Newbury Center. More information and sign-up link here.
  • “Coming Out of the Past: What Can Historical Queer Literature Teach Us About Gender & Sexuality Today?” Presentation by Dr. Heather Barrett, Tuesday 10/11/22,  5:30pm-6:30pm, YAW 545A. Sponsored by the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism at Boston University.
  • “Using Reflective Writing to Make Progress on Your Dissertation,” Thursday 10/6/22 at 3:00. Open to all doctoral students in the dissertation stages, co-sponsored by the Educational Resource Center. More information and sign-up link here.
  • “Using Metacognition in the Classroom to Increase Student Community and Learning,” Tuesday, 9/27/22, 1:30 p.m. Workshop open to all GTFs/GWFs, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. More information and sign-up link here.
  • “Confronting the Fear of Failure in Writing,” Wednesday, 9/21/22,  4:00 p.m. Workshop open to all students, co-sponsored by the Newbury Center. More information and sign-up link here.
  • WR 111 Writing Center Welcome Reception, Tuesday, 9/20/22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Open to all WR 111 students and instructors: please join the Writing Center Director, Writing Center consultants (tutors), and other students in the Writing Center for food and informal conversation. Interested in getting feedback from a writing tutor? No idea what the writing tutors do? Either way, all are welcome!
  • Critical Language Awareness: A Framework for Promoting Linguistic Inclusion, Equity, and Agency in Our Writing Classrooms,” Friday, 1/21/22, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Shawna Shapiro (Middlebury College), guest speaker at the Writing Program’s All-Faculty Meeting.
  • Channeling CLA into Your Own Writing Activities, Assignments, and Feedback Practices,” Friday, 1/28/22, 11:00 a.m. Remote workshop for Writing Program faculty by Dr. Shawn Shapiro.

2021