"Student Interpretation and Application of Peer and Instructor Writing Comments"
As part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series English Department faculty members Ryan Friesen, Bruce Handtke, and Jennifer Mohlenhoff-Baggett will describe a two-year lesson study project investigating how student writers perceive peer and instructor critique of their writing. Their project analyzed how students understand these comments, how they translate them into a process, and how they use the comments to weigh their revisions. We evaluated how accurately the students described the suggested revisions, assessed how self-aware the writers were regarding the need for revision in their writing, and attempted to determine how able and willing they were to apply critique to future writing scenarios. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10th in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact email@example.com or 608-785-8295.
The UW-L English Department is pleased to host a reading by Charlotte Boulay, a young poet who is touring with her first book, published by WW Norton. Her poems are smart and accessible, and the evening promises to be a really great art experience--hearing poems in the Fine Arts Center main floor gallery! Hope you'll take the time to review the material below, bring a poem of Charlotte's into your classes, and make it out in support of contemporary literature!
As part of the English Department's 2014-2015 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series English Department faculty member Matt Cashion will present a sneak preview of his short story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, which won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, judged by Lee K. Abbott, and will be published this November by the University of North Texas Press. This colloquium will provide an advance glimpse of the twelve diverse stories that make up the collection, as well as a brief discussion of the stories behind the stories—what inspired them, how they evolved through the process of revision, and how they came together to form a book that found itself (somewhat surprisingly, according to the author) the recipient of a national prize. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-785-8295.
Red Cedar, University of Wisconsin - Barron County's annual journal of the arts and literature, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative writing for our Spring, 2015, edition, by email to email@example.com. Our deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015.
Submissions are welcome from anyone. All submissions from undergraduates currently enrolled in Wisconsin colleges will be considered for two $75 editor’s choice awards, one for poetry and one for prose.
(Awards not open to current or recent Red Cedar staff members.)
Send up to five poems, or 1-3 short prose pieces of up to about 1500 words each. Mixed submissions of both poetry and prose are also acceptable. Please include all contact information, including a postal address, and a very brief bio note, and if you are an undergraduate currently enrolled in a Wisconsin college, please let us know so you can be considered for an editor’s choice award.
To encourage Wisconsin undergraduate authors in seeking wide recognition for high-quality writing, the editors and staff of Red Cedar will consider publishing pieces by Wisconsin undergraduate students that have been accepted or recently published by other publications edited and produced by undergraduates at any Wisconsin college or university.