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Rhode Island Writing Project Hosts Annual Spring Conference

Publication: Rhode Island College News
Date: March 6, 2013

Summary: The Rhode Island Writing Project, based at Rhode Island College, hosts its annual Spring Conference this month. The conference features keynote speaker Ernest Morrell, educator and researcher, and also includes workshops from Writing Project teacher-consultants.


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Morrell is a renowned educator and researcher in the areas of critical pedagogy, literacy, cultural studies and urban teacher development, but, according to the biography page on his website, he considers himself "first and foremost a writer." He goes on to say, "Even in this new media age, I am awed and humbled by the written word. Words are power and freedom; words are life." The RIWP is pleased and excited to bring to our conference a teacher leader who can speak equally to our pedagogically focused minds, to the developing literacies of our students and to our writers' hearts.

The Spring Conference also includes presentations by some of RIC's faculty, including RIWP director Jennifer Cook, who will present on using graphic memoirs in the classroom, Collins said. There will also be presentations by Feinstein School of Education and Human Development faculty members Gerri August, Julie Horowitz and Janet Johnson.

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