Calendar

October 11, 2016

Writing Center Reception for Lower-Division Writing Faculty

October 12, 2016

Effective Responses to Student Writing Workshop (AM and PM)

October 18, 2016

Effective Engagement with Multilingual Students

November 3, 2016

National Novel Writing Month: Check Out a Novelist (featuring Amy Wilentz, Miles Corwin, and Barry Siegel)

November 10, 2016

The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course

November 10, 2016

Immaterial Labour and Speculative Life: A Talk by Professor Sherryl Vint

November 10, 2016

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An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel

November 15, 2016

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Writing Science Fiction with Gregory Benford

November 30, 2016

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Last Ditch NaNoWriMo Finish Line Celebration and Party Fest (with Pizza!)


Fall 2016 Events and Workshops


Writing Center Reception for Lower-Division Writing Faculty Tuesday, October 11, 2016 — 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Welcome back! We cordially invite all of our lecturers from the Composition Program, the Program in Academic English, and the Humanities Core Course to a reception honoring your contributions to writing on campus. Please come and celebrate the beginning of the academic year with your colleagues in the Writing Center!

RSVP to icruse@uci.edu by Monday, October 10, 2016.


Effective Responses to Student Writing Workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 10:30 to 11:30 am (Humanities Instructional Building 135) and 2:30 to 3:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

This workshop will offer tips and guidelines for maximizing the impact of your responses to written assignments. Workshop facilitators will present and discuss different strategies for responding to student work that will both get your students’ attention and challenge them to take ownership of their learning and writing.

RSVP to attend one of the workshop sessions at http://tinyurl.com/uci-cwc-10-12-16 by Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Effective Engagement with Multilingual Students
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 2:30 to 4:00 pm (Humanities Gateway 1030)

This workshop will offer effective strategies for working with international and multilingual students and for developing better ways of approaching and evaluating international students’ writing. The workshop will provide an overview of proven strategies for improved reading, listening, and speaking activities that lead to better student writing. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice these strategies and prove their newfound super-communicator abilities with colleagues.

National Novel Writing Month: Check Out a Novelist (featuring Amy Wilentz, Miles Corwin, and Barry Siegel)
Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

National Novel Writing Month is YOUR opportunity to join a community of folks dedicated to drafting a novel in the month of November. The Writing Center and the Campus Writing Coordinator support your efforts to become a novelist!  We kick off NaNoWriMo with a Q&A with Amy Wilentz, UCI Professor of English and Literary Journalism; Miles Corwin, UCI Professor of English; and Barry Siegel, UCI Professor of English, who share their tips on writing novels.  Post-Halloween treats will be on hand.


The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course
Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

This workshop is ideal for those PREPARING to teach an upper-division writing course, for those THINKING about teaching an upper-division writing course, and for those considering PROPOSING an upper-division writing course. Topics will include low-stakes writing, writing that best supports your content, peer-review strategies, and writing portfolio design and assessment.


Immaterial Labour and Speculative Life: A Talk by Professor Sherryl Vint
Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

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This paper will explore Carola Dibbell’s The Only Ones as an example of what Catherine Waldby and Melinda Cooper have called “clinical labour,” a theorization of participation in medical industries through things such as clinical trials or services related to IVF as a kind of labour. Dibbell’s novel, set in a world after a devastating pandemic, explores the commodification of life in IVF technologies in a world where immunity is a new kind of capital. Examining the complex intersection between clinical labour and maternal affect, the novel asks us to think through what kinds of affects and families are made by practices of obstetric clinical labour and explores the ways in which a financialized imagining is changing our ideas about life.


An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 6:00 pm (Humanities Gateway 1030)

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Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station 11

In conversation with Jeff Wasserstrom and Jonathan Alexander

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award. A previous novel, The Singer’s Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

A partnership with Newport Beach Public Library. Co-sponsored by the UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative, the Forum for the Academy in the Public and the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator.


Writing Science Fiction with Gregory Benford
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 3:30 to 5:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

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The Writing Center and the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator continue their celebration of NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH with this talk and Q&A by GREGORY BENFORD, UCI Professor Emeritus of Physics and multiple-award winning SCIENCE FICTION NOVELIST. Come hear Professor Benford offer his tips for novel writing.


Last Ditch NaNoWriMo Finish Line Celebration and Party Fest (with Pizza!)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

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Come join fellow novel writers as we write to the finish line of NaNoWriMo. Together we will spend some time penning the last pages of our novel drafts, and then we will celebrate a month’s worth of writing accomplishments with pizza, tales from the writers’ rooms, and short readings of the scenes we crafted this month that we’re most proud of. (Note: Your novel does not need to be done in order for you to participate in the celebration. If anyone understands that writing is a long process, it’s us. Celebrate your progress, whether you made it to your 50,000 word goal or not!)


To see an archive of past events and workshops, click here.