Join us for our Spring 2019 Workshop: “Writing with Community Partners” at UCONN Conference on Teaching and Writing

The “Writing with Community Partners” workshop will take place during The 2019 UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing at the Hartford Public Library on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 2:00-4:30 pm.

At this workshop for faculty, students, and community partners, we will discuss strategies for projects that use writing (broadly construed) to contribute to social change in your local community. Learn about pedagogical and organizational strategies to create reciprocal partnerships that engage students in active learning beyond the classroom and help community organizations reach their goals. Participants will hear from community partners and experienced community learning instructors about examples of writing projects as well as ways to make partnerships more successful.  Join us to gain valuable writing resources and take part in group discussions about reciprocal approaches to writing across university/community partnerships.

Preliminary Schedule: 

  • 2:00 – Opening and Welcome by Megan Faver Hartline, Director of Community Learning at Trinity College
  • 2:30 – “Developing Strong Community Partnership Projects”
  • 3:00 – Break
  • 3:15 – “Hartford Hip Hop Stories: Three Perspectives on an Award-Winning Project”
    • Jasmin Agosto, Education & Community Outreach Manager at Hartford History Center
    • Seth Markle, Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College
    • Karen Navarrete, Junior International Studies Major at Trinity College
  • 3:45 – Small Group Discussion
  • 4:15 – Wrap up

Participants should register at the UConn Writing Conference website by
April 1st
(choose the “Writing with Community Partners Workshop” option). They are also welcome to attend the morning conference sessions and the lunchtime keynote address from Dr. Shannon Walters by registering for the full conference ($30 fee for faculty, staff, and community partners; free to all undergraduate and graduate students). For more information, see the UCONN English Department’s First-Year Writing page here.

This workshop is presented by Trinity College’s Office of Community Learning.