The Writing Support Colloquium, hosted by team of writing specialists from the Tri-University Group of Libraries, will take place at the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library on July 8, 2016. The one-day Colloquium themed, “How Writing Centres Can Win Friends and Influence People,” a nod to Dale Carnegie’s famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, will focus on building and promoting a writing culture on campus. Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Associate Professor in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo will be the keynote speaker.
“The goal of the Colloquium is to share ideas about building critical partnerships with writing promoters and supporters on our campuses,” said Kim Garwood, Manager of Writing Services at the McLaughlin Library. “We also want to encourage and support our communities to think less about writing as a tool and more as a process of thinking, learning, and engaging with others.”
Registration is $15 (covers the cost of lunch) and is now open to anyone who teaches writing or provides general writing support to students. The event is affiliated with the Canadian Writing Centres Association.
The Writing Support Colloquium planning committee has hosted several similar events at each of their campuses and consists of Clare Bermingham from the University of Waterloo, Jordana Garbati from Wilfrid Laurier University and Kim Garwood from the University of Guelph.
For more information, contact Kim Garwood.