many of our students are hitting the beach or the ski slopes for
spring break, an impressive contingent of PWR instructors are
pilgrimage to the
windy (and in March often cold and muddy) city of Chicago. This
year the CCCC Annual Convention will be held in Chicago from March
22nd – 25th and the theme is “Composition in the Center
Spaces: Building Community, Culture, Coalitions.” In
a powerful demonstration of PWR’s teaching and research
excellence, thirteen instructors will be presenting in Chicago.
Impressive as well
is the range of presentations, from Jonathan Hunt’s “Activist
Literacies” to Bump Halbritter’s “Technologizing
the Word.” Many of the presentations seem to represent efforts
to think through the relatively new PWR 2 course, which emphasizes
oral delivery; multimedia rhetoric, presentation, and authoring;
and collaboration. It will be excitingto
see how this work can advance our thinking, as individual instructors
and as a program!
And be sure not to
miss Marvin Diogenes and Clyde Moneyhun, performing as the Composition
Blues Band. This year’s performance is “Maximum Revision
and Blues.” They will be playing at Humor Night, Thursday
March 23rd, 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Crystal Room on the 3rd
floor of the Palmer House Hotel.
Good luck and safe
travels to all.