Recent “MnWE News” issues:


Our bi-monthly “MnWE News” offers three or four very brief features in each issue that may include local, regional, or national news of note to writing and English teachers, links, and reviews of articles and books significant to the practice of teaching writing and English.

Our email listserv for the “News” has 2500 names of faculty in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of Iowa, Illinois, and North and South Dakota. In addition to the bi-monthly newsletter, we send MnWE Conference calls for papers and other information about the conference, occasional notices of other useful regional and national conferences being held in the the Upper Midwest, and other occasional forwards that may be especially helpful or useful. Our listserv email addresses are exclusive–never shared–and directions for leaving the list are always at the bottom of every email. 


Joining is easy and free. Simply email Richard Jewell at “richard (at)” (delete the spaces, and replace “at” with “@”). Give him the email address at which you’d like to receive MnWE emails.

(Adjuncts and graduate students, you may want to provide a private email address so you don’t lose the “Email News” if you move to another school.)


For most people, unsubscribing is easy. Simply follow the directions at the bottom of any email you receive from MnWE. (Please try this method of unsubscribing first, before asking Richard to unsubscribe you.)

However, some school servers may not allow you to unsubscribe automatically as above. if this happens t you, please follow these directions to unsubscribe:

  1. Find the unsubscribe directions at the very bottom of one of the MnWE emails sent to you.
  2. Copy your email address exactly as shown in the unsubscribe directions.
  3. Paste the address into the content of a new email, and send it to Richard Jewell, asking to have this email address deleted from the listserv.  (See above for his email address.)

Are you receiving two copies of the listserv emails? If you’d like to receive just one, then go to the bottom of the email sent to you at the email address you’d like to have MnWE delete. Then follow the directions at the bottom of that email.

Note for MnSCU listserv members: MnSCU does add its own MnSCU “.edu” email addresses into discipline groups–such as the “English Discipline” or “Writing Discipline”–and shares these lists with select faculty and administrators in MnSCU for communication within MnSCU disciplines and schools. Please note that the English Discipline and Writing Discipline email lists are separate from the MnWE list: emails from MnSCU faculty and staff sent to the English and Writing Disciplines are not MnWE emails, nor do they use the MnWE listserv.