March 24, 2017, Transylvania University was pleased to host writing
center professionals from all over the Commonwealth for an afternoon of
creative conversations. Participants shared narratives and workshopped
projects concerning writing center assessment and development. Thanks to
TU's Library and Academic Center for Excellence for hosting, and to
SWCA for funding support.
On Sept 25, SWCA-KY held an amazing statewide event -- a collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, KY. Over 35 staffers, administrators, directors, and writing center allies gathered from all over the Commonwealth to build walls for a current HFH project. Throughout the day, our work led us to think about our connections to creativity, collaboration, and community. We hope to take on another HFH project soon.
A huge thanks to Jennifer Marciniak of Berea College for all her hard work in making this event happen.
Friday, March 27, over 60 staffers and directors from nine colleges and
universities gathered for workshops and research presentations at the
SWCA-KY statewide. Our conversations explored connections between
writing center work and creativity, collaboration, and community. Our
keynote speakers included poet Carrie Green, visual artist Lori Larusso,
and hip hop artist/activist Hendrick Floyd. Via their performances and
reflections on their own collaborative projects, staffers and directors
alike were able to make key connections between the fine arts and our
shared work in writing centers.
A huge thanks to Judith Gatton Prats (Director, Robert M. Hemenway Writing Center/University of KY) for hosting this excellent event.