Register to attend 5th annual Writing Innovation Symposium, Feb. 2-3

The 5th annual Writing Innovation Symposium is a two-day on-campus event Thursday, Feb. 2, and Friday, Feb. 3. It will feature strategies for trauma-informed writing and writing education, including classroom and community engagement.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Jan. 25. Attendance is free to current Marquette students and employees.

Use the promo code MARQUETTE to receive the affiliate discount.  

This year’s program includes flashtalks, workshops, posters and displays by colleagues from two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.  

  • On Thursday, Melissa Tayles of Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will deliver the plenary address titled, “Trauma-Informed Writing Pedagogy in Action: Regulation in the Writing Process and Sustainable Plans for Well-Being.”  
  • On Friday, Barb Clauer, LCC CGPP founder, and Melissa Kaplan, LLC multidisciplinary arts producer, will lead a plenary workshop titled, “Collective Creativity: Exploring Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning through the Lansing Community College Community-Generated Poetry Project.” 

For additional details, visit the Writing Innovation Symposium website.  

The 2023 Writing Innovation Symposium is sponsored by MU Social Innovation and the Marquette University Libraries as well as Macmillan Publishers. The symposium is led by Chief Capacitator Jenn Fishman with Darci Thoune, Grant Gosizk, Jackie Derks, Jenna Green, Jennifer Kontny, Kayla Fettig, Kelsey Otero, Lilly Campbell, Max Gray, Patrick Thomas, Sara Heaser, Shevaun Watson and Tara Baillargeon.