MnWE 2019: Connecting Reading and Writing

MnWE 2019: Connecting Reading and Writing

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North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Easy-Access Driving and Free Parking – Click Here for Hotel Information

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6
Plenaries: 9 am. Keynotes: Lunch, 11:30 am
Breakouts and Workshops: All of Fri.-Sat.
MnWE Dinners: Fri. and Sat. Evenings – RSVP Here
(Appreciated, not required)

Friday Lunch Keynoters: Author and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Teaching Professor Shannon Gibney; and Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University Sarah Park Dahlen

Saturday Lunch Keynoters: Shirley Johnson and Linda Russell, two top experts and educators in College Reading in Minnesota Public Colleges

MnWE’s 2019 theme, “Connecting Reading and Writing,” encourages sharing perspectives on the links between engaging with written texts and producing writing. Please join us at North Hennepin Community College in the northwest corner of the Twin Cities metro area on Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, to help us give each other community, practical pedagogy, and scholarly thought about this theme–or on any other non-theme writing, literature, or related subject you wish to present, as well. 

Reading and writing are the cornerstones of English, writing, and literacy education. Whether we ask students to examine fiction or non-fiction, we usually ask them to read a “text,” broadly defined, and then respond. As post-secondary instructors and high school teachers, we often take for granted that our students know how to read but not how to write. What happens when we overtly teach them to read a variety of texts? How would we integrate more reading instruction into our writing courses?