Connecticut Writing Project 35th Anniversary

Storrs , Connecticut
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Connecticut Writing Project 35th Anniversary
Saturday, June 24, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

University of Connecticut
Rome Commons Ballroom
626 Gilbert Road Ext.
Storrs , Connecticut 06269
United States

Map and Directions

The Connecticut Writing Project (CWP)-Storrs, one of the oldest of the National Writing Project’s 200 sites, was established at the University of Connecticut in 1982. For 35 years, through its annual Invitational Summer Institute, professional development services to teachers and schools, writing and grant programs for teachers, and a state-wide student writing contest (which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year!), the CWP has offered opportunities for professional growth for teachers from all disciplines and grade levels who value writing. 

Please join us as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary!

4:30 - 5:30 pm    Writing Marathon
5:30 - 6:00 pm    Social with cash bar
6:00 - 8:00 pm    Buffet dinner and Keynote by Lynn Bloom (reservations required. Select meal choice when registering)

Menu: Mesclun salad with candied pecans and dried cranberries with a balsamic vinaigrette, lemon pepper chicken with lemon sauce, penne pasta with spinach, tomatoes, and garlic, seasonal vegetables and starch, rolls with butter, double chocolate layer cake for dessert, coffee, decaf, and tea. Cash bar open from 4 to 8 pm.

Writing Marathon:
We'll spend our first hour visiting sites around East and South Campus familiar to TCs old and new, and stopping a few times to write.  We hope we can share some of our writing later in the evening.

Keynote by Lynn Bloom:

Lynn Bloom is Distinguished Professor Emerita of English and the Aetna Chair of Writing at UConn.  She is a passionate writer, teacher reader, world traveler, family member, friend, and cookall of which appear in her creative nonfiction (The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays; Hot GenresAlluring 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.

Entertainment provided by the Quiet Corner Fiddlers. Please check-out their facebook page.

$35 for Teacher-Consultants of the CWP-Storrs
$25 for guests (spouses, partners, children, colleagues, etc.)



Contact Information

  • Jason Courtmanche
    Phone: 860-486-2328
    or 860-486-5772 

Payment Instructions

  • All major credit cards accepted.

    Checks Payable to Connecticut Writing Project. 
    Mail to 215 Glenbrook Rd. Unit 4025, Storrs CT 06269-4025 
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