Eli Goldblatt’s new book – Writing Home: A Literacy Autobiography

PWPA is happy to announce the publication of Eli Goldblatt’s newest book, Writing Home: A Literacy Autobiography (Southern Illinois University, 2012). Here is a description of the text from the publisher’s Web site: In this engrossing memoir, poet and literacy scholar Eli Goldblatt shares the intimate ways reading and writing influenced the …

2012 Winter Social

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, marked the PWPA’s second annual PWPA social. Held at Tir Na Nog in Philadelphia, the event gathered many folks from institutions in the greater Philly area for an evening of good conversation (not all “talking shop”) and tasty apps. It was a perfect kind of low-key Friday …

PWPA Winter Social — Friday, February 17, 5pm

PWPA’s annual social event will be held on Friday, February 17, 5-7pm. The event will take place at Tir Na Nog, at 1600 Arch Street in Center City, Philadelphia. Please join us for some spirits, appetizers, and warm conversation and networking. We hope to see you all there!

PWPA Fall Meeting Re-cap: Ursinus College, Sept. 23, 2011

The rain couldn’t keep a marvelous attendance at the PWPA’s first meeting of the year. The membership gathered on Friday, September 23, for its Fall meeting at Ursinus College to discuss writing-intensive pedagogy and administration. Lori Salem (Temple University) opened the day-long conference with her down-to-earth talk about the benefits …

Fall PWPA Meeting at Ursinus College, Sept. 23, 2011

The next PWPA Meeting will be held at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA on Friday, September 23rd. The meeting will focus on writing-intensive pedagogy and administration. Here is the current schedule for the meeting. In addition to the wonderful PWPA members who will be presenting, we will have Gerald Graff …

PWPA Travel Grants Awarded

PWPA is thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2011 WPA Travel Grants.  Not surprisingly, we had a healthy competition for these grants.  Thanks to the ad-hoc committee who VERY quickly reviewed these applications so that we could distribute the funds before CWPA.  Thanks to Jeanne Rose, Seth Frechie, and …

PWPA Spring Social 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011, marked the PWPA’s first annual PWPA Social. Held at Tir Na Nog in Philadelphia, the event was enthusiastically and warmly attended. Guests gathered, talked a little bit of shop, and mostly just connected about our lives in and out of academia. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and spirits made …