Presentation/Proposal Title

Exploring Creative Writing Session Efficacy Over X Sessions in X Writing Centers

Presenter Information

Autumn LalaFollow

Type of Presentation/Proposal

Other

Start Date

6-4-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

6-4-2019 11:00 AM

Keywords

writing center, writing center training, writing center management, creative writing, creative writing workshop

Description

Having worked in two writing centers during my college education, I have noticed several similarities and differences between the training, the goals, and the standards upheld by each. One desire that both directors had, however, was to increase the amount of creative writing sessions their writing center hosted. While academic papers and professional documents such as résumés and cover letters are the norm, why do writing center consultants rarely receive the opportunity to workshop creative pieces? As a previous writing center consultant and creative writer myself, I wonder at this.

Before considering how writing centers market themselves, I would like to explore how various writing centers and their consultants approach creative writing sessions. If my proposal were to be approved, I would visit a number of college and university writing centers with the same poem or short story; as a disclaimer, the number of sessions and the universities themselves directly depend upon whether or not their writing center allows sessions for alumni or unenrolled visitors. After conducting this field work, I will report my findings and considerations in an academic paper, and thereafter, can additionally reimagine those same findings in a presentation or serve on a panel which discusses various objectives and concerns in writing center efficacy. My findings could illuminate writing center directors to the various factors that contribute to a low number of creative writing sessions.

Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing back!

Comments

As stated within the previous proposal, my findings could be presented individually or could be incorporated in an already imagined panel discussion revolving around common writing center challenges.

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Having worked in two writing centers during my college education, I have noticed several similarities and differences between the training, the goals, and the standards upheld by each. One desire that both directors had, however, was to increase the amount of creative writing sessions their writing center hosted. While academic papers and professional documents such as résumés and cover letters are the norm, why do writing center consultants rarely receive the opportunity to workshop creative pieces? As a previous writing center consultant and creative writer myself, I wonder at this.

Before considering how writing centers market themselves, I would like to explore how various writing centers and their consultants approach creative writing sessions. If my proposal were to be approved, I would visit a number of college and university writing centers with the same poem or short story; as a disclaimer, the number of sessions and the universities themselves directly depend upon whether or not their writing center allows sessions for alumni or unenrolled visitors. After conducting this field work, I will report my findings and considerations in an academic paper, and thereafter, can additionally reimagine those same findings in a presentation or serve on a panel which discusses various objectives and concerns in writing center efficacy. My findings could illuminate writing center directors to the various factors that contribute to a low number of creative writing sessions.

Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing back!