35th Anniversary of The Connecticut Writing Project

The Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs, founded in 1982, is celebrating its 35th Anniversary.

More than 500 teachers have attended a Summer Institute in Storrs since 1982, and thousands more teachers have been impacted by the work of those 500+ teachers over the last three and a half decades!  Come join your colleagues this summer for an evening of writing, music, and memories.

Rome Ballroom, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 4:00-8:00 PM

Guest Speaker:  Lynn Bloom is Distinguished Professor Emerita of English and the Aetna Chair of Writing Emerita at UConn.  She is a passionate writer, teacher reader, world traveler, family member, friend, and cook—all of which appear in her creative nonfiction, research (“The Essay Canon,” “Bodies of Knowledge,” and numerous composition studies), biography (Doctor Spock), and autobiography (Forbidden Diary; Forbidden Family).  Her current research includes Hot Genres—Alluring Nonfiction, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press, which analyzes creative nonfiction, essays, memoirs, and writing on food, travel, and medicine.  Her recent books include The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays (2008); Writers Without Borders: Teaching Writing in Troubled Times (2008); and The Essay Connection, 10th ed. (2013). She has forthcoming essays on teaching disability studies (Pedagogy, 2014) and on academic life.

Schedule of Events:

Writing Marathon: 4:30-5:30

Cash Bar Social: 5:30-6:00

Dinner: 6:00-8:00